About Reception

In Reception we provide an active, happy and secure learning environment where all children are encouraged to try their best and reach their full potential.

As part of the early year’s curriculum it is crucial that we provide the children with a learning environment that enables them to explore the world around them and build a wild range of experiences. We access the indoor and learning environment every day.

We strive to provide the children with a broad, balanced and creative curriculum, catering to the individual needs of all children.

The Early Years curriculum encompasses many areas of learning including:

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Creative Arts and Design

Throughout the year we look at many stories such as The Gruffalo and The Little Red Hen. Reading is a crucial element of Reception. Parents can support their children by listening to them read at least four times a week. We also send home phonics homework to recap the letters your children have been learning at school.

We start PE in the first half term and will notify you of this please ensure children have the correct kit and suitable footwear for PE. Please refer to your child’s class timetable.

More about our learning in Reception…

Also see our Curriculum page for Overviews and further details of the curriculum in Reception.

Please find below details of the Reception baseline assessment from the Standards & Testing Agency. The booklet explains the process for your child. If you have any questions please arrange to speak to Mrs Denton.

Reception Staff

Mrs C Denton

Mrs C Denton - Assistant Headteacher for Phase 1

Ms Z McLeod

Ms Z McLeod - Blue Class Teacher

Miss J Dunn

Miss J Dunn - Red Class Teacher

Mrs K Hughes

Mrs K Hughes - Yellow Class Teacher

Transitioning to Reception

A Welcome from our Headteacher

A very warm welcome to all the new Reception children starting in September 2021. We are so pleased you have picked Bordesley Green Primary School to start your journey into education.

At our school, we pride ourselves on the support and education we offer to our youngest pupils and families. We have created this page for you so you can watch videos of your new teachers, take virtual tours of the school and keep up to date with any changes and future dates.

We will also add ways you can support your child in the weeks leading up to them starting school so they can have the best possible start in becoming our learning stars of the future, as at Bordesley Green Primary school we believe ‘Being Great Produces Stars’

Mr K Holmes

Mr Holmes, our Headteacher

What to Know…

Please take the time to watch Mrs Denton’s tour video (below) with your child to prepare them for September, as well as the welcome videos from our Class Teachers.

A tour around Reception with Mrs Denton.

A welcome to Blue Class with Ms McLeod.

A welcome to Red Class with Miss Dunn.

A welcome to Yellow Class with Mrs Hughes.