Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception!

Mrs Shimmons is the class teacher and Mrs Beaman is the teaching assistant. Mrs Beaman covers Mrs Shimmons’ PPA with another member of staff.

Our P.E Day is Monday and our Fun at the Forest Day is Thursday.

Homework: Daily Reading, Weekly Phonics and another area of learning. 


Our class saint is Saint Theresa and the feast day is October 1st.

We ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. We promote teaching and learning to ensure children’s readiness for the next stage of their education and give children a broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Reception - we think is a lot of fun! We love going to 'fun at the forest' and getting very muddy. 

We at St John’s understand that, as parents, the first day of handing over your child to the care of another can be an emotional time. As your child adjusts to experiences without you at their new school, most parents continue to want to share these times. Tapestry facilitates this, by enabling a personal journal to build over time. Photographs, videos and notes of special moments are not only recorded but can be made available regularly and often immediately to you. Tapestry allows you to be kept up to date with your child’s progress and learning.

Reception Curriculum and Wider Learning Overview

EYFS Policy 2024-2025

We chopped fruit and made smoothies for our snack! Mr Rix came to teach us a music lesson.  We love muddy slides at Forest School! The boys loved their small world space station - following their interests!