Welcome to Reception

Reception staff:

  • Class 1 teachers – Mrs Kelly and Mrs Campbell
  • Class 2 teacher – Mr Cox
  • Class 3 teachers - Mrs Miller (Year group leader) and Mrs Betts
  • Mrs Jervis – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Scotney – Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs White – Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Hartwell – Teaching Assistant

The reception year has three classes with a maximum of 90 children in the year group. They have a lovely, stimulating environment which includes two outdoor play spaces one of which is undercover for those cold wet days! Outdoor learning is an important part of the Reception curriculum as it helps children to develop gross motor skills. The children are taught through a planned play based curriculum with times of whole class and small group teacher led lessons.

Over the school year the children cover a range of topics. In the Autumn term the topics are called “All about me” and “Celebrations”. In the spring term the topics are “Ice worlds” and “Growing”. In the summer term the topics are “Fairytales” and “Seaside.”

This term we have been busy learning about ‘growing.’ We have been using our senses when investigating different plants and vegetables. We have planted seeds and talked about what is needed for a plant to grow. We have explored different vegetables and fruit of all different shapes, colours and sizes. We have also left fruit and vegetables to rot so that we can look at the changes over time.

Reception Curriculum Information

Reception Posts

Contact Us

School Business Manager, Miss Gemma Wright

Higham Ferrers Nursery & Infant School
Wharf Road
Higham Ferrers
NN10 8BQ

Tel: 01933 312904