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Welcome to Reception

At Saint Nathaniel's Academy, we have 60 places in Reception, two classes of 30. We have Early Years Blossoms with Miss Street and Miss Jackson and Early Years Willows with Miss Pyatt, Miss Finnemore and Miss Kelly.

Our children learn through play and guided activities. We observe the children in their play and use Evidence Me to make assessments, we call these, 'Wow Moments!' The children take part in daily Read Write Inc sessions and have 1:1 home reading weekly. We develop our writing through fine motor activities, squiggle while you wiggle, dough disco, time to draw and write dance. Our fantastic continuous provision gives us a rich learning experience through play and focuses on our key interests and our half termly topics. 

Miss Pyatt
EY Willows Teacher
MFL Lead

Miss Street
Assistant SENCO
EY Blossoms Teacher

Miss Finnemore
Teaching Assistant
EY Willows

Miss Jackson
Teaching Assistant
EY Blossoms

Miss Kelly
BTSA Student Teacher
EY Willows

Reception's Creative Curriculum


In Reception we teach our curriculum through a combination of planned teaching approaches and child initiated activities. We focus on the child and their interests and ensure they have fantastic, creative and meaningful experiences. 

Our children love to learn through story telling, story mapping, talk for write, practical maths, forest school, sensory, exploration and most of all getting messy and expressing themselves.

Our topics have been chosen based on children's interests as well as covering all areas of learning and ensuring the children are able to have a variety of learning experiences. Our topics are:

Marvellous Me

Once Upon a Time

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Pre-historic Dinosaurs

The Secret Garden

Around the World in 80 Days


Outdoor Area
Forest School
Parent Workshop
Celebration Assemby
Wow Work

Dates for your Diary

Every Wednesday at 3:20pm - 'Watch me learn, watch me play' parent workshops 

Every Friday is PE. Please bring your child to school in their PE kit.

Fridays - New homework uploaded to portfolio on class dojo.

Tuesday 6th December 9:15am and 2:30pm - 'Baarmy Bethlehem' Nativity

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