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 and Miss Geneta
  • R Van Gogh – Miss Valentine and Mrs Beirne
  • R Kandinsky – Miss Baxter and Miss Webster

We are lucky to be supported by our HLTA, Miss Gill and additional teaching assistant, Miss Brack

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.



Early Years had a wonderful time exploring Diwali. Some of us knew about Diwali because they attended the Diwali festival of light celebrations in Northampton town centre.

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Mrs Patel came to talk to us about Diwali. She brought in some beautiful dresses and jewellery. The children loved the beautiful vibrant colours.

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She told us about all the delicious foods they eat when families get together at this special time. The children made comparisons between Diwali and their own celebrations within their own families and cultures. We enjoyed sharing our own experiences.

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She shared the story of Rama and Sita and how they were separated and finally reunited. The children could understand the significance of the Diva lamps. They remembered that the story is about how light triumphs over dark and good triumphs over evil.

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We enjoyed making our own Diva lamps using the skills we have learnt in our clay explorations such as rolling, moulding, pinching and adding detail.

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Mrs Patel also showed us a beautiful sari, and demonstrated on Mrs Wise how to fold it many times to make a beautiful and versatile outfit.

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We thank Mrs Patel for leaving us with her thoughtful gifts of bindi and bracelets which she left for the children to explore and enjoy in the role play corners. We are already looking forward to the next Diwali parade!

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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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