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 Jacques and Mrs Ryan (Class Teachers)

Willow Class:

Mrs Buckle and Mrs Marshall (Class Teachers)


Miss Wallis - Teaching assistant working in both Maple and Willow.

Miss Towers - supports children in both Maple and Willow.


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.

Forest School is every Friday.

Your child will be expected to wear usual school uniform on the top half but for the bottoms please ensure your child wears grey or black leggings or trousers (plain - no logo and no shorts/skirts) which are ok to get dirty/wet etc. Please can the children also bring wellies in a bag for your child to change into?

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.

Robert Miles Infants Early Years Foundation Stage policy.

EYFS Long Term Plan / Curriculum Overview


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.

May 2024


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