Welcome to Reception

Welcome to our Reception classes. Reception is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which runs from birth to 5.

Our teaching staff:

Maple Class:

Mrs Buckle (Class Teacher Monday, Tuesday + Wednesday), Mrs Ryan (Class Teacher Thursday + Friday) and Mrs Moncaster (Teaching Assistant)

Willow Class:

Mrs Marshall (Class Teacher) and Mrs Wallis (Teaching Assistant)

You can access stories read by our Reception teachers on our YouTube page.

Follow this link for a video tour of our Reception classes.

Important information

P.E. is every Tuesday.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school, which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor PE. Please ensure all kit is labelled, including plimsolls.

EYFS Documents

Please click on the links for more information about our school and the Reception classes / curriculum in particular.

Information for New Children starting Foundation Stage booklet, which was sent to all parents in the welcome pack.

Please follow this link to our 'Welcome Presentation' for parents of children starting in Reception in September 2021.

Robert Miles Infants Early Years Foundation Stage policy.

EYFS Long Term Plan / Curriculum Overview 2021-22

Termly Overview:

Our topic for Summer 1 is 'What can you find at the bottom of the garden?'. Please click the link below for more information about the topics.

Termly Overview - Summer 2 (details of the focus / key learning for each week).

We will read and explore lots of stories, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Jack and the Beanstalk; Supertato; Superwom. As part of our topic, we will learn through lots of exciting activities, such as:

  • Learning about life-cycles by looking after our own pet caterpillars and observing them as they go through the different stages.
  • Planting seeds and finding out what they need to grow.
  • Exploring healthy eating and balanced diets.
  • Role-playing superhero games and imagining what our own superpower would be.

We will also be learning about the seasons, focusing on summer.

We will use the basic skills we are taught in Literacy and Maths to support our learning throughout the curriculum.

The above themes and ideas are starting points for the children’s learning. Where possible, we will plan activities based on the children’s interests and in response to our assessments and observations.

Important dates / events:

Wednesday 15th June – School Photos

Thursday 23rd June – Fundraising event (2.30-3.30pm)

Friday 24th June – INSET day

Tuesday 28th June – Sports Day

Friday 15th July – BBQ at RMJ (joint event)

Wednesday 20th July – Stay and Play for parents (2-3pm)

LAST DAY OF TERM: Tuesday 26th July. School holidays start on Weds 27th July. First day back is Thurs 1st Sept.


In Reception, we use Tapestry -a secure online learning journal. Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years and primary education. Using photos, videos and diary entries, the teacher along with the child’s parents, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing. The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media. The communication between staff and parents that Tapestry enables, helps build a shared understanding of how every child can reach their full potential, from birth to the end of primary school.

July 2022


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