We have three classes in Reception RB, RP and RT.

Our class teachers are Mrs Broad, Miss Cummins and Mr Telfer.

We also have three teaching assistants, Miss Mcdonald in RP, Mrs Conlan-Bloor in RT and Mr Kenny in RB. Our teaching assistants also work across the year group delivering interventions and activities.

As part of the curriculum we will explore and develop all our skills across all areas of learning. We
will also be supporting children’s learning through interventions such as Time to Talk (a social skills
group), speech and language projects including colourful semantics and Neli as well as Finger gym (to develop physical
skills to support writing)

We ensure that our children receive a broad and rich curriculum with a balance of child initiated
learning and focused teacher inputs. It is important that children learn through play and that they
develop a love learning and an inquisitive mind.

Each child has a key person allocated to them and they will work with them to build relationships
and develop confidence alongside key skills.
Key worker time is a chance to express themselves and share their thoughts, ideas and interests. A
key person is a named member of staff with responsibilities for a small group of children who helps
those children in the group feel safe and cared for. The role is an important one and an approach set
out in the EYFS Framework. It involves the key person in responding sensitively to children’s feelings
and behaviours and meeting the emotional needs by giving reassurance and supporting the child’s

We have PE each Tuesday morning with our PE teachers Mr O Shea and Mr Chubbock. The children will start bringing in their PE kit after October half term.

Monster Phonics


Monster Phonics is the phonics programme that is taught to the children right across the school. In Reception this is really important as it supports the children in the development of their reading skills. Monster Phonics is at the heart of our reading approach as we aim to provide opportunities for the children to learn alongside and in collaboration with their very own monster. Children are supported in the process of building up their confidence with reading through colour-coded books which contain a range of the monsters.

In this section of the website you can access some short clips that you can watch with your children to support them at home.

Monster Club

Monster Club supports the development of positive partnerships for learning between families and school.

Children receive a toy monster as a transitional object before starting their educational journey. Monster is a catalyst enabling school staff, parents and children to model, mentor and coach behaviours that maximise experiences and opportunities for learning in a gentle, inclusive and positive way.

We host Monster Club where we invite parents and carers into school to learn how to most effectively support their children’s learning at home. Our Monster Phonics Monster Club was a huge success and we look forward to welcoming parents and carers into school for our next Monster Club.

Supporting your child at home


by | Jul 20, 2020

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