Welcome to the Reception page! Here are the names of the staff in Reception:
Canary Wharf: Rubina and Tessa (Teachers) and Anne (Nursery Nurse)
Elephant and Castle: Pinar (Teacher) and Natalie and Stella (Nursery Nurses)
Paddington: Lydia (Teacher) and Timmy (Nursery Nursery)
Please ensure that your contact details are up-to date and inform the office of any changes.
If you need to contact us about any home circumstances which may be affecting your child in school or have a particular concern about your child, please contact us on our class emails.
Our class email addresses are:
Every week we email a Reception newsletter, which will include reminders, learning tips and ideas and what we have been learning that week.
Please see the ‘Meet the Teacher’ to get more information about what happens in Reception, you can also read the information below to hopefully answer any questions you may have:
School starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3:10pm.
Reception families should enter via the front gate on Bounds Green Road.
Paddington class: Enter and exit by the outside door to the classroom.
Elephant and Castle: Enter and exit by the outside door to the classroom.
Canary Wharf: Enter by the outside door by the dinner hall. Exit by the Reception playground.
What should my child wear to school?
Comfortable clothing that is easy to manage independently. E.g. jogging bottoms, leggings and Velcro shoes or trainers.
It would be very helpful if you could label your child’s clothing, particularly jackets, coats and hoodies.
No jewellery should be worn, other than small ear studs.
A labelled water bottle.
Spare clothes in a draw string or carrier bag to stay on their peg.
Please do not bring any toys or other items from home.
Settling into Reception: What will my child be learning in the first half term?
You are welcome to choose one book at a time from the class book corner to take home in a plastic wallet. When you bring back your book it will need to go into our class box to be quarantined for a few days.
We assess and plan for the next steps in children’s learning by observing them in their play and during adult focused activities. This enables us to identify areas for development. We use EvidenceMe to record our observations and we welcome parent contributions on the app; this could be in the form of a photo or a brief comment.
At the end of reception, we assess whether children have met the Early Learning Goals (ELG) in the 7 areas of learning, which are:
Planned for March, more information to be sent closer to the time.
Please see our latest Curriculum Overview for Nursery and Reception:
Please see the Phonics Reading Workshop PDF that was delivered recently: