This  year the Reception class is known as the Bright Butterflies Class, based on the author Rachel Bright.

Our class teacher is Mr. Ashdown and he is supported by Miss Garman.

Phonics & Early Reading

Learning to read is one of the most crucial areas of learning that takes place in Reception.

We believe that for all our children to become fluent readers and writers, phonics must be taught through a systematic and structured phonics programme. We have adopted the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme to plan and deliver daily engaging phonics lessons.

For information on how to support your child at home, please see the link below:

Little Wandle: Support for Parents


Children share their interests with us and this forms the basis of our curriculum. They learn through play and exploration, building on their own skills and we value every child's unique talents. Pupils spend time both in their enabling classroom environment and in the carefully designed and stimulating outdoor learning space that is for their exclusive use.

The curriculum is delivered in the form of Learning Journeys which map the  key lines of enquiry and the foundation of knowledge and skills on which they build as the children move through the school.

Our termly Learning Journeys can be found here:

Term 6: Where do stories come from?Term 5: What makes our community special?Term 4: How can we care for the Earth?Term 3: Why are animals so different?Term 2: Why do we celebrate?

Term 1: What makes Me a Me?