Renishaw Primary School


Hello and welcome to Reception!

We are delighted to have you join us for an exciting journey of learning and discovery. At our school, we believe that the early years are a magical time filled with wonder, curiosity, and endless possibilities. Our dedicated team is committed to providing a warm, nurturing environment where your child can thrive and develop a love for learning.

Through play-based activities, creative exploration, and engaging lessons, we aim to inspire each child to reach their full potential. We look forward to partnering with you in this important stage of your child's education and creating joyful memories together.



Miss Williams (Class Teacher)

Miss Whitehead (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Swift (Cover teacher)

Miss Moorwood (Cover teacher)


Curriculum Overview:

Curriculum overview - Long term plan

Autumn One - Magical Me

Autumn Two - Let's Celebrate!

Spring One - Superheroes/People Who Help Us

Spring Two - Kings, Queens and Castles

Summer One - Living and Growing

Summer Two - Around the World!



Welcome to the beginning of the most wonderful journey in which your child, whatever their starting point, will become a fluent, confident reader who loves books! For many children at the start of Reception, letters look like squiggles on the page and have no connection to sounds. Learning that letters and sounds are linked – phonics – is the key to reading. 

In Reception, we teach a 20-30 minute phonics session daily and then carry out group reading sessions throughout the week, aiming to read 2 to 3 times a week. Your child will eventually come home with a Little Wandle Big Cat reading book and a Library (reading for pleasure) book. It is so important as a parent to listen to your child read and give them lots of praise as they do. 

Reception Autumn Term Information

Reception Spring Term Information






Our classroom