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Reception (Kusama and Nelson)

Reception is the name given to a child’s first year at school. It is part of our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children turn 5 years old during this academic year. Our two Reception classes are Kusama (below left) and Nelson, named after artists Yayoi Kusama and Kristin Nelson.

The children in Reception have a staggered start in September but quickly enjoy their full time education. The teaching teams organise the children’s day into a range of structured direct teaching opportunities and free flow choice activities. This allows the children to develop their learning at a pace appropriate to their age and supports them in the development of both social skills and more formal learning opportunities.

Please click on the link below to see our EYFS video tour (September 2020).

School calendar

  • Science Super Learning Day
    22 April 2021
  • Bank Holiday - School Closed
    3 May 2021
  • Half-Term
    31 May - 4 Jun 2021
  • INSET Day
    25 June 2021
  • Break Up for Summer, one hour earlier than usual
    23 July 2021
  • First day of Autumn Term
    2 September 2021
  • Half-Term
    25 - 29 Oct 2021
  • Christmas Holidays
    20 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022

Latest news

Summer Term
15 April 2021

Term starts on Monday 19th April.