Welcome to Reception

Rabbit Class is taught by Miss Luxford and is supported by Mrs Woollen.

Squirrel Class is taught by Mrs Spencer and is supported by Mrs Faghihi.

Hedgehog Class is taught by Mrs Cookman (Mon-Weds pm) and Mrs Atkinson (Weds am-Fri), and is supported by Mrs Holt. 


There is also additional information for parents at the bottom of this page.

Autumn 2 - Where are the bears?

We are now into our second week of our new learning enquiry and we arrived to school this morning to discover a crime scene! Someone has entered our classrooms, broken a chair and left a huge porridgey mess all over the floor. Lots of us had our suspicions but we thought it best to grab our clip boards and draw up the crime scene to investigate. We were all so excited to solve the mystery of who it was - Goldilocks! Who knew?! Some children were a little concerned that Baby Bear's chair was still broken though, so we set about making him some new ones out of all the box construction donations we have received! Check back later in the week to see what else we get up to! :)


This half term sees us experience some shorter learning enquiries. We have begun with 'Where are the bears?'. In our first week we arrived at school to discover large bear prints through the classroom. We had to investigate this - and soon discovered that our new learning enquiry was about bears. We went on a bear hunt around the field which was so much fun and we did lots of dramatic performances of the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. We made bear hats, bear paintings, and our own bear prints!

AUTUMN TERM 1:  What makes me special? The Principle of Diversity

Learning Zones

Most of our learning in Reception happens through sustained periods of play-time. We call this time 'Learning Zones' and this is when the children can choose how and where they will learn through many open ended resources and specific planned tasks. Here is a snapshot of the fun we have had so far whilst we are learning through play!

We are gradually welcoming our 90 new children into their Reception Classes over the next two weeks and we hope that each and every one of them has a positive first experience of school, full of fun and wonder.

We will be learning so much about how to be at school and will soon begin our Learning Enquiry for this half term and will find out about all the things that make us special.  


Please take a look at out curriculum map for this half term:

 What makes me special - Curriculum Map.docDownload
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Information for parents

Progression in Calculations

Welcome to Reception Meeting- Thursday 19th October 2017 

Click on the above link to see a PowerPoint for progression of maths skills at Ashley school. These will be useful so that you are able to understand the methods your child uses, which may be different to the methods you use, so that you can best support them. Please ask your child which method they use as it will differ for each child. The key is that they are comfortable and secure in the method they use.

 Suggested books for Early Years Foundation Stage updated.docxDownload
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