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Welcome to Reception!


The Reception team are Miss Durham, Mrs Newth, Mrs Easton and Mrs Speight, and we are all so excited to welcome you to the Birdwell Reception Unit! We know that our first term together is going to be really special and that we'll all do some wonderful playing and learning together. We'll be using our outside area as much as possible, and working with the children in small groups too.


After our induction period when the children are full-time, you'll be arriving at school at 9.15am at the green side gate - and we'll be taking the children to the Reception classrooms from there. We will bring the children back to that same pick-up point at 3pm each afternoon. 

Please feel free to email us with any questions at the following email address:

We will get back to you as soon as we possibly can outside the times when the children are in class.

We are really looking forward to working in partnership with you and having an amazing year together!







'Tapestry' is our online observation platform, and we will be uploading photos and observations which allows us to share your children's learning and play while they are at school. This will be based on all seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.


We would love you to upload special moments of learning or play from home too, which will add to your child's learning diary, and is essential to get a full picture of their development! The children love to share their home observations with their class, and this is something we do regularly as a 'show and tell' from home.


Please let us know via email if you have any problems with getting on to the Tapestry website.

Many thanks!

The Reception Team :)



Term One Topic Map

Term One Knowledge Organiser

Little Owls high frequency and sight words

The Numberblocks


Place-value basketball

Number bonds to 10 song