Welcome to Reception 2019-20

Reception children are known as Chipmunks Class.

We look forward to the children joining us and making an excellent start to their school lives.

The Reception Class Staff are:

Teacher/s:                    Miss Holland (Monday to Wednesday) Mrs Risby (Thurday & Friday)

Teaching Assistants:  Miss Sault & Miss Thornton.

Support Assistant:      Miss Kerrison

CLICK HERE for Reception Curriculum Map 2019-20





Helping your child to read

We hope that you all enjoyed finding out about the letter sounds your child has been learning at school.

On Friday we spoke to every parent about how you can use the provided letter sound cards we gave to your child.

After having 4 days to share in the learning experience with your child we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have if you would like any further explanation.

Please remember that we require parents/carers to read with their child at home and to sign and/or comment in your child’s reading record book so that we know when to change the book. The minimum expectation is that you read to your child at least three times every week – we do monitor this very closely on a daily basis.

Look out for an upcoming event – parents/carers will be invited to find out about the Read,Write, Inc scheme that we use at St George’s and how you can be actively involved to support your child’s progress and attainment with this.




Settling in!

Wow! Our first full week in Reception is already over.

The children have been super stars. Everyone has been joining in with all activities and the Reception team are very proud of how quickly children have settled into full time education.

The children are really enjoying all of the activities and tasks that each day brings. We have began teaching focused carpet sessions and have seen progression in listening and attention skills already.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents/carers that support from home with your child’s education is invaluable. It is important for good relationships to be built and maintained with you and school staff to enable your child to reach his/her full potential.

We are very excited to be working with you and your children and couldn’t have imagined a better start to the year – well done Chipmunk class 🙂




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New Nursery & Reception Outdoor Area

After around two years of planning we finally have our new Outdoor Area for Reception and Nursery children. We have created areas for play and learning which include a dry river bed and water feature, a workshop, an outdoor kitchen, sandpit and even a Hobbit Hole! Cool Canvas who designed and built the area for us have made a video of the build to show you how it grew.

CLICK HERE to watch the Video of the EYFS area build