Reception 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Reception

Reception Staff
Miss March and Mrs Hamilton are the Teachers in 2 parallel Reception classes.

Mr Flaherty, Ms McKlusky and Ms Gallagher are the suport staff in Reception.

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About us
We have two parallel Reception classes. We are very lucky to have very caring and experienced staff who make learning fun. 

The children from our Nursery have a smooth transition into Reception as we follow the same routines and the children know the staff well. Each child from other settings will get an opportunity to have visited our school and met some of our amazing teaching staff! We hold stay and play afternoons during the Summer term to allow parents and carers to come and visit.

For the first few weeks we will assess the children and get to know them well. We do this by observing the children in their play and by doing more formal assessments such as numbers, shapes and letters. This then informs us as to what provision to put in place for the children. We carry out the national baseline assessments. Information regarding this can be found below.

Reception baseline assessment - GOV.UK (

We use Tapestry to record our observations which Parents/Carers can access online. This has proved very popular with parents as you can see what your child is up to each day in school.

Have a look at our long term plan to see what the children will be getting up to this year. 

Useful websites
We follow Little Wandle Phonics here at Moldgreen. Please have a look at how we teach Phonics daily to your children using the videos on the Little Wandle website. 

Reading eggs is also a useful website for reading and we begin to introduce this in the summer term.

‘Topmarks’ has a variety of games and songs for your children to use including maths and Nursery rhymes.

Class Timetable

Have a look at our class timetable. Each day the children access a Maths, Phonics and Literacy input. The children read 3 times a week with an adult. The children complete one Maths and one Literacy based task into ther books each week. We access other areas of the curriculum through provision and planned inputs.

Start and End of Day
Registration is 8.45am and Reception children enter school through the front playground each morning.  Staff will bring the children out to the front of school at 3pm for you to collect them. Staff will only let children leave with parents/carers or the regular grown up that picks them up. If a different adult is collecting them, please tell the reception staff in the morning or contact the school office by 2.30pm. 

Files to Download

Reception: News items

PHSCE Workshop, by Mr Millington

Staffing update, by Mrs Pearson

Inclusion Award, by Mrs Pearson

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Reception: Gallery items

Music and Movement, by Miss March

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