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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.


Reading Information Evening

It was lovely to welcome our Reception parents back into school on Thursday evening for our 'Reading Information Evening.' We had a super turn out of parents all keen to support the development of their children's reading skills and love of reading.

During the evening we were able to share how we teach reading and develop the children's life long love of books here at Bridgewater Primary. We discussed the importance of our daily phonic sessions in teaching the children the skills they need to become confident readers and the importance of developing the children's 'reading miles' by sharing lots of wonderful books and stories to enhance the children's vocabulary and language development.

We were particularly impressed with the parent participation during our live phonic session. Parents recalled the letter/sound correspondences brilliantly as they were provided with an insight into how we teach phonics.

Throughout the session parents were offered advice on how they can support their child's reading development at home and were provided with a support pack including their child's first reading book, which the children were very excited to receive to begin sharing what they they have learnt so far!

If you were unable to attend the evening, please click on the link below for the PowerPoint presentation: 


Thank you for your support and happy reading!


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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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