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Welcome to Reception – Shine Class


"Don't be afraid to shine, the world needs your light" Gabby Bernstein.

Shine Class Teachers




Shine Class


Welcome to Shine Class, a group of 28 pupils who are all eager and enthusiastic to grow, learn and have fun together.

Mrs Lord and Miss Ashworth are your Reception Class Teachers and work alongside Miss Rawlinson, the class teacher assistant. 


In Reception children will be learning through the Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. Children will acquire new skills and knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.


The first 3 are described as prime areas, these are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are those most essential for a child’s healthy development and future learning.


As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.

These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. We will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and extend their learning.


Children will learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. 


Summer PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please send your child to school in full PE kit with suitable trainers. 

Forest School will be on Fridays. Please ensure your child has labelled, appropriate clothing in school every week. 


If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to speak to us at the door or contact us on our staff emails.



EYFS Timetable Summer


Recommended Reads Reception