Welcome to Reception! smiley   

Meet our team


Mrs Jules Ayed

Early Years Leader and Class Teacher – RJA (Rainbows)

Mr Alfie Eke

Class Teacher – RAE (Stars) 

Mr Ryan Snowdon

Teaching Assistant - RJA

Mrs Gemma Waring

Teaching Assistant - RAE

Mrs Helen Somers-Joce

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - PPA cover for RJA

Mrs Jo Bradley

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - PPA cover for RAE

Mrs Sue Lord

Teacher - NQT cover for RAE


In Reception we have lots and lots of fun learning through  a balance of whole class key skills sessions and child-initiated play experiences, both indoors and outdoors.


We always want to know what your child's developing interests are so please keep staff us up to date with these, so we can use them to tailor our learning opportunities around them. 


The Early Years team work hard to collect a wide range of observations and photos during children's choosing for learning. This helps us to understand exactly what they already know and contributes to the overall judgements we make against the Early Years Outcomes (link to website below).


Please support us by providing examples of what your child says and does at home, either through conversations with staff in class, also writing notes for their learning journeys. The Learning Journeys are a unique scrapbook of this special time in their childhood, and will be treasured memories of your child's time to keep and cherish. 


How you can help at home:


Daily sound practice and daily reading, spend 5-10 minutes quality time (uninterrupted) every day listening to your child read /sharing a book together- using the reading scheme paper copy and/or our active learning online books and activities that your child can do on a computer or tablet.


(Reading strategies will vary as your child progresses through the various sets. Please ask for tips on how to support this in different ways during the year). 


Forest School/ Outdoor Learning 

We will be using our forest and brand new outdoor area to support our learning as much as possible. This could be at any point throughout the week.

  • Please make sure your child has some warm clothes in school.
  • Don't forget wellies and waterproof coats. 
  • Bring a bag of spare clothes and shoes.



Please visit our page regularly for updates on what we're getting up to!


We are having a fantastic start to the school year getting to know all of the children. We have been very busy learning lots of new things, and making many new friends. The children have all settled in extremely well and are having a brilliant transition into wider school life.



Please see below for a copy of our latest newsletters which give you lots of information on what we are learning this term and upcoming events.


Autumn 1 Newsletter

Children's Stages Of Development In Early Years

How Parents Can Contribute to Children's Ongoing Learning