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Elm Class (Reception)

Hello and welcome to Elm Class.


My name is Miss Brennan and I am the reception teacher. I will be supported by Miss Benson and Miss Ching on Wednesdays.

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Both Reception and Nursery work closely together as a unit where we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We are able to access both indoor and outdoor environments and enjoy playing and learning together. 


Throughout the year we look at broad themes and topics, including ourselves, the seasons, traditional tales and celebrations, to name but a few. In these topics we will aim to follow the children’s interests and ideas. This may lead us into other mini-topics, taking the classes in different directions; so be sure to ask your child, check our learning journey wall and pop back to our page to see our most current learning. Don't forget, we also have our Class Dojo page and observations to keep you involved in your child's learning. 


PE for Reception takes place on Thursdays. 




  • Please ensure you tell us if your child has any medical needs, food allergies or asthma. If your child has asthma please complete a school asthma card (available from school) and provide school with an inhaler in its original box labelled with your child's name. This inhaler will remain in school. 


  • In Early Years outdoor learning is incredibly important for our children and we do go outside in sun, rain and snow. Please ensure your child has appropriate footwear and a waterproof coat in Early Years; as well as gloves, a scarf and hat as the weather gets colder, sun cream and a sunhat in the warmer months, and wellies if possible.


  • We also do a lot of messy play and active, physical, learning. Although we do our best to stay clean, we recommend that your child wears school uniform and items like coats that you don’t mind getting a little dirtyThis will enable the children to fully participate in their learning. Please also clearly label all belongings to help avoid confusion. We cannot be held responsible for lost or missing items, but having names on them will greatly help us in finding them. 


  • Our parents' notice board (next to EYFS door) will be kept up to date with all relevant information. However if you need to speak to us regarding anything at all please feel free – we are partners in your child’s learning and communication is key to them getting the most out of their time with us.




All learning observations will take place through seesaw. Login details will have been sent but if you have any trouble accessing your child’s learning journey please do not hesitate to ask.


Thank you for your support and we look forward to a fantastic year!