ST PAUL'S RECEPTIONBeginning their
love of learning

Welcome to Reception. Miss Turner and Miss Grant are really looking forward to seeing you in our classes in September. Miss Turner (Bay class) and Miss Grant (Oak class) are excited about your children beginning their St Paul’s journey and fostering a love of learning. In Reception we follow a play-based curriculum with a focus on active learning, which focuses on developing the skills that children need in order to learn effectively.


- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language Development
- Literacy
- Maths
- Expressive arts and design
- Understanding of the world

The first part of the Autumn term will be very nurturing and will focus mainly on personal, social and emotional development and helping your child settle into the Reception routine. For example, we will concentrate on building their confidence and developing their independence and social skills.  We also want them to come into school with a big smile on their face!

We understand your child may be anxious about starting school, especially if they haven’t been to a setting since lockdown, but we will endeavour to ensure your child’s transition is as smooth as possible.  We will work flexibly with you, as parents, to ensure all individual children’s needs are met.

We are very lucky to have an outdoor classrooms
We will work flexibly with you
It’s important for children to foster a love of reading from a very early age

RECEPTIONAutumn term

We have a cross curricular approach and plan from children’s interests as much as possible. We are very lucky to have an outdoor classroom that your child can access throughout the day, in all weathers! (Don’t forget to provide a pair of wellington boots!). We also have a well-developed Forest School on site that your child will access regularly, led by a fully trained Forest School leader.

Happy memories with you and your children…

This half term we have been learning all about the season of Autumn through familiar stories. We have done lots of fun activities including retelling the Owl Babies story, leaf threading, looking for animals in our forest school, looking for signs of Autumn, sequencing ‘We’re going on a leaf hunt story’. These activities all helped us develop our fine motor, reading, observation and our speaking and listening skills.

We’ve also been exploring numicon and learning about the numbers 1-5 in maths.

We’ve been working hard in phonics by learning to read and write letters of the alphabet, and practicing writing our name.

Next half term we will be continuing to work hard in phonics and we will be doing lots of activities around the theme of celebrations, including Bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas.

ST PAUL'SClass Bay's outside classroom

Our children love being outside learning and playing.

Our Talented Teachers

TEACHERMiss Turner

- EYFS Leader
- RWI Leader
- Reception teacher


- Reception Teacher
- DT Coordinator
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