Welcome back

Welcome to the start of another school year.  It has been really lovely to welcome back the children who are returning from the Nursery, and has been great to have so many wonderful new faces joining our Reception class! The children are all settling into school life, and we are excited for the fun year of learning and growing ahead of us.

Reception Team
Miss Appleyard – Class Teacher
Miss Ellie – Class TA

What we will be learning this term

This term we will be covering a few topics in Reception, as well as beginning our journey into phonics and reading. Due to the way our curriculum is delivered, the children will be learning their maths and literacy skills throughout each topic, along with the 5 other areas of development within the curriculum.

We will be starting the term by learning all about ourselves and each other as a great way to get to know our new friends. We will be engaging in lots of role play along with fun activities, such as self-portraits, as well as practising our number skills and our name writing.

We will then be moving on to our very exciting topic of ‘Dinosaurs’, and are expecting to have a lot of fun when we become scientists digging for dinosaur fossils in the garden! We will also be engaging in lots of fun writing activities all about our adventures in ‘Dino-land’, as well as learning about all of the different types of dinosaurs by making our own ‘Dino Directory’.

After half-term, we will then begin our final topic of the term – ‘People Who Help Us’. During this time we will be able to learn all about the very important people who help us in life, and we may even have some special visitors to show us how it’s done!

Latest Reception News

Reception Staff

  • Kamoya Allen
    Kamoya Allen
    Learning Support Assistant
  • Rachel Murphy
    Rachel Murphy
    Reception Teacher
  • Diane Julius
    Diane Julius
    Teaching Assistant Reception

Upcoming Reception Events

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Latest Reception Letters

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Illustration of Girl Skipping
Kamoya Allen
Learning Support Assistant
Rachel Murphy
Reception Teacher

I have been part of the Grinling Gibbons community since December 2018, I really love coming into school each day as it has such a caring and enthusiastic atmosphere, it feels like we are all one big family. I am the Reception teacher within the school, which I am ecstatic about! I love the EYFS curriculum and how inquisitive and spontaneous the children can be each day.

Every day you can see so much change and development in each child and for me it is such an amazing experience and I am honoured to be a part of it. Reception is the beginning of school for most children and gives them the foundations to build on as the go up the school. Giving the children these basic skills and making sure they have fun while doing it is my key aim.

I also take Art club every week, which is lots of fun. The children get to showcase their creative skills and also learn some new artistic techniques. We create a wide range of pieces during the sessions.

Diane Julius
Teaching Assistant Reception

I have worked as a teaching assistant at Grinning Gibbons since 2015, all staff Is committed to ensuring the children’s wellbeing – that’s why I am proud to be a member of staff at such a great school.

As every child will develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, I am here to ensure every child makes good progress, as high quality early learning provides the foundation children need to make the most of their talents as they grow.