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Reception Team- Miss Richardson & Miss Ward

We are delighted to welcome you to St Paul’s Reception. If you are already at our lovely nursery or are joining us from a different setting, we cannot wait to welcome you. Our Reception offers a positive, safe and educational environment where children learn while having fun. Our Early Years environment is welcoming, stimulating and engaging.

In Reception we have a mixture of teacher taught learning (adult- led) and continuous provision (child- led) activities. We value both. We see the importance of children being taught as a whole class and in small groups as well as the children learning through play. Play is an essential part of our Early Years. Through play children practice and develop skills. Adults support children during their play by engaging with them and moving their learning along. Reception have access to indoor and outdoor provision in all weathers.

We believe in strong parent partnerships at St Paul’s. This means our Reception children are getting the highest level of support from school and from home. In order to achieve this, I am available via email, via appointment and at the door at home time. We also use Tapestry which is an online learning platform where we upload current learning, accompanied by a picture or two. In turn you are able to upload learning or anything exciting you would like to share with us from home.

In Reception, our aim is for all children to foster a love of learning. If we can do this in Early Years our children will take this with them through their schooling experience. 

Our Class Prayer


Our Class Saint


Early Years Curriculum

The Reception Curriculum is based around the 'Early Years Foundation Stage Framework' (EYFS) which covers seven areas of learning. These are: 

- Personal, Social and Emotional 

- Communication and Language 

- Physical 

- Literacy 

- Mathematics 

- Understanding The World 

- Expressive Art and Design 

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