Reception 2020 - 2021

Mr Ellis

Welcome to Reception

This year, the staff in Reception are:

Ruby class- Miss Smythe, Miss Grundy and Miss Akthar

Opal Class- Miss Gilmour and Mrs Hussain

Throughout the year, we have five exciting themes which underpin our learning. These are; Only One Me, Night and Day, Julia Donaldson, Spring and Growth and Splish Splash. For each theme, we have a trip or visitor which provide the children with first hand experiences, enriching their learning. Alongside these themes, we follow all the children’s interests through a play based approach. The children have continuous access to our indoor and outdoor provision where they can explore, create, think, learn and develop with the support from their teachers. We ensure that caring, nurturing and warm relationships are developed between all members of staff and children. We also work hard as a team to foster positive relationships with parents, and value the importance of this close working partnership. 


Developing a love of reading is very important to us and we want all children to be excited about books. Your child will bring a reading book home in their book bag every night. Please read with them as often as you can. If your child reads at least 3 times a week, they will earn a ‘Reading Champion’ sticker and will work towards a reward with Mrs Rahman with all of the Reading Champions across Richmond Academy! Your child will also bring home a lending library book which they can change every day.


Outdoor PE will take place all year and indoor PE will take place during the Summer term.


Ruby Class = Friday (outdoor) Tuesday (indoor)

Opal Class = Thursday (outdoor) Wednesday (indoor)

Please keep following our Reception page for further updates about our learning journey filled with awe and wonder!

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