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 Murphy – Class Teacher
Miss Dogbo – Class TA


What we will be learning this term

This term we will be covering a few topics in Reception, as well as continuing our journey of phonics and having a large focus on reading.

We will be starting the term by learning all about superheroes and everyday superheroes such as police and doctors. We will be engaging in lots of role play and taking part in fun activities around the topic. We may even have some special visitors to show us how it’s done!

After half-term, we will then begin our Growing topic. We will be reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, looking at what plants need to grow, and be putting our green thumbs to the test by growing our own plants. We will also be investigating how we grow and change through the years.

Remote Learning Plans

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Latest Reception News

Reception Staff

  • Rachel Murphy
    Rachel Murphy
    Reception Teacher
  • Diane Julius
    Diane Julius
    Teaching Assistant Reception
  • Amevi Dogbo
    Amevi Dogbo
    Teaching Assistant Reception

Upcoming Reception Events

There are no upcoming events.

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
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.

Amevi Dogbo
Teaching Assistant Reception