Reception

Welcome to the first term in Reception

Welcome to the first term in Reception. We hope that you have all had a lovely summer break, and that your child is settling in well. It’s early days, but we are really pleased with how it has been going so far!

This is the Reception Team

  • Ms Bibby – class teacher
  • Miss Laraine – HLTA
  • Miss Rachael – TA

In Reception, we run an open door policy, so there will always be one of the team around at the start of the day (08:20am), or at the end of the day (2:40pm), if you have any questions or concerns.

Please note that you must bring your child in through the appropriate entrance from Clyde Street, – not through the school, or via the nursery gate.

Thank you

What we will be learning this term

This term our topics are ‘Getting to know each other’ and ‘People who help us’. All learning covers the seven areas of the reception curriculum which are:

  1. Communication and language
  2. Physical development
  3. Personal, social and emotional development
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding of the world
  7. Expressive arts and design

Children will be learning through play and independent exploration, in both the inside and outside learning spaces.

They will also spend some time learning together as a class, as well as working closely in small groups with the adults in the setting.

Latest Reception News

Reception Staff

  • Laraine Staples
    Laraine Staples
    Teaching Assistant Reception
  • Rachael Shodiya
    Rachael Shodiya
    Teaching Assistant Reception
  • Loreta Bibby
    Loreta Bibby
    Deputy Headteacher / Reception class teacher

Upcoming Reception Events

Dec
25
Mon
all-day Christmas Day
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Christmas Day
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Dec
26
Tue
all-day Boxing Day
Boxing Day
Dec 26 all-day
Boxing Day
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Jan
2
Tue
all-day Inset Day
Inset Day
Jan 2 all-day
Inset Day
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Jan
3
Wed
all-day First day of Spring Term – Child...
First day of Spring Term – Child...
Jan 3 all-day
First day of Spring Term - Children back to school
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Feb
12
Mon
all-day Spring Half Term – School closed
Spring Half Term – School closed
Feb 12 – Feb 16 all-day
Spring Half Term - School closed
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Reception Learning Links

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Illustration of Girl Skipping
Laraine Staples
Teaching Assistant Reception

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Grinling Gibbons since 2010, but previously I was a volunteer here. I have been the Reception Teaching Assistant for six years and enjoy watching the children grow in confidence and mature throughout their educational journey. I am proud to be a member of staff at a great school, working with a great teaching team who have the children’s best interests at heart.

Rachael Shodiya
Teaching Assistant Reception
Loreta Bibby
Deputy Headteacher / Reception class teacher

Additional Responsibilities

 

This is only my second year working at Grinling Gibbons, but already, it feels like I have been here for much longer. After teaching for nearly thirty years across a range of schools in London, I can honestly say, that this is a really special school, filled with enthusiastic, polite, hard-working children, who have a real love for learning, and who can’t wait to come to school every morning. The same could be said of all our teachers and support staff too!

This year I am teaching in Reception, and I am always amazed at the new learning I experience every day. I hope I will be here for many years to come.