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In Reception, we cultivate a love of learning for life. Our curriculum is planned to provide balanced and relevant experiences for each individual child. We are passionate about outdoor learning and problem solving. It is important that our children feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning during the day.

Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in newly taught skills. We are then encouraged to use these skills in our free play to extend and consolidate our learning.

Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities we need to complete independently. They support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical development. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as in our writing books, ‘Our Learning Journey’ scrap book and ‘Seesaw’.

Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.

The Reception team is

  • R Hepworth – Mrs Wise, Mrs Summers and Miss Love
  • R Van Gogh – Miss Valentine and Mrs Quinn
  • R Kandinsky – Mrs Coleman, Mrs Spina and Mrs Dempsey

We are lucky to be supported by our HLTA, Miss Gill.

Our P.E day is Friday morning. May we remind you to ensure that all your child’s kit is clearly labelled.

Please make sure that you bring your library book to school each Friday to be changed.


Groups B's First Week at Bridgewater Primary

It was a delight to say a big warm welcome to our wonderful 'Group B' Reception Class children and families who started their learning journey at Bridgewater last week. The children have settled into their new routines well as they have begun to explore the continuous provision areas and make new friends.

The children have had a busy, fun filled week painting, drawing, exploring magnets, racing boats, building castles and houses, riding bikes and singing rhymes. The children enjoyed sharing their summer diaries and exploring the mud kitchen and much, much more. During the week the children started their phonic sessions learning their first few letter sounds m, a, t, i, s and learnt to build and read their very first words. 

To end the week we had an enjoyable trip to the school library where the children chose their first library books to take home to share with their families and participated in a circle time session where they reflected on their first week at school. 

We look forward to welcoming all of the children back to school this week. 

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Recent Comments

What a super experience! I'm sure that there are some budding officers amongst you! Mrs White :-)...
Jasmine enjoyed doing the assembly ☺
Yummy xx looks like they had a great day
A fantastic video! Well done reception for being super sporty stars:-)??
Wow what fantastic creations! Well done everyone

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