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Welcome to Reception!


Your class teachers are Mrs Donovan and Miss Bradshaw, your teaching assistant is Miss Brabson.


Through play, and with the support of adults in class, children explore and discover ideas, skills and concepts. The children are encouraged to be problem solvers and may repeat ideas they have thought of to build on knowledge, the children are fabulous at thinking of new ways to do things! 

As well as learning through play and child initiated activities, the children also work closely with the adults through adult directed activities.  We may introduce a new skill to build on or teach the children some new facts about a subject.   The most important factor is to create an exciting and engaging curriculum and foster that love for learning.  If we can do this in Foundation we can take this attitude through to the rest of our school life!  

The children use both the inside and outside classrooms daily and part of the uniform is for adults to provide waterproofs and wellies which are kept in school. In Reception our uniform is similar to the rest of the school but both the girls and boys wear grey school trousers.

In Reception we also learn the important skills of reading, writing , handwriting and mathematics as short lessons. The children in Reception receive a Guided Reading book each week to read with their adult, a reading record is provided for the teacher to share the learning intention with the adult and for the adult to comment on how their child is reading at home.

Each term we will be ' show-casing' our learning through our class page.


If you wish to pass on a message please use the class email address:

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or telephone: 01803 328264.

School Attendance
  • Reception 90.3%
  • Year 1 91.8%
  • Year 2 92.7%
  • Year 3 91.3%
  • Year 4 94.8%
  • Year 5 94.9%
  • Year 6 92.2%
  • School 93%
House Points
  • Anstey's 55
  • Babbacombe 43
  • Meadfoot 63
  • Oddicombe 45