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.

We feel it’s important for children to foster a love of reading from a very early age, therefore our Autumn topic is based around familiar stories. As soon as your child starts in Reception, we will teach them to read by having daily phonics lessons following the Read Write Inc phonics scheme. We always end the day with a story time session, which we’re sure your child will really enjoy, and we’re excited about introducing our favourite stories to them.

We can’t wait to welcome you into Reception and make lots of happy memories with you and your children.

Our Talented Teachers

TEACHERMiss Turner

- EYFS Leader
- RWI Leader
- Reception teacher


- Reception Teacher
- DT Coordinator
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