The Reception teachers for 2019-20 are Mrs Callaghan (teaching RCC) and Miss Christy (teaching RHC). The year group is supported by Mrs Bi, Mrs Bhutta and Mrs Marks. Please speak directly to a member of the team if you have any queries or concerns.

The articles on the Reception homepage show some of the learning activities and events that we have been doing. We hope that this will give you a flavour of life in Reception.


Useful Links:

The Early Years Phase Leader is Mrs Callaghan –

New Starters Presentation for 2018-9 

Curriculum Letters and School Newsletters 

Reception Phonics and Maths Presentation November 2019

Mrs Callaghan and Miss Christy led a briefing on how to support your child to settle into Reception in September 2019. Please click here for a copy of that presentation and some advice to help at home.  The team are of course on hand to support you if needed.  

They also signposted some very useful activities children should experience as we strive to widen their life experiences and enjoy the wonder of childhood and discovery.  How many of the top 50 activities can you enjoy as a family?

Top 50 things to do before you are five

The Communication Trust

Guidance on you child's learning and development in the early years foundation stage

Visit Tapestry and DB Primary to discover even more about Reception (requires pupil username and password)

Reception Showcase:

Click on the links below to explore a few of the things that we have been up to this year:


- National nursery rhyme week

- Settling in

- Risky play 

- Judo classes

- Child centered learning