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Welcome to Reception Class

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Information packs always available from the school office and you are very welcome to come and see us for yourself. Ring 01704 225332 or email the school office ( for a guided tour at a time convenient for you.

Full wraparound care 7.45am-5.30pm (extra charges apply)

Click here for details of wraparound care (breakfast and after school club)


"Every moment in Early Years at St Stephen's is a learning moment"

(OFSTED inspector)

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Reception class is a wonderful learning environment, with stimulating and vibrant areas of learning for the children to explore. The children enjoy discovering new concepts and ideas in our exciting surroundings both indoors and out.

Our planning is started with the children sharing ideas based on their interests and our page is updated regularly to keep you up to date with what we get up to! See also the school's Facebook page, which is kept very current.

Links below for more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and how you can support your child at home.

Our skilled and experienced Reception Teacher Miss Squibb (who is also the Subject Leader for English, Early Years and KS1 Lead and a member of the Senior Leadership Team) works alongside a full time skilled and experienced teaching assistant Mrs Louise Fitch.

Characteristics of Effective Learning

We believe it is important for children to develop as confident, competent and independent learners. These characteristics of effective learning embody skills that support the child in becoming a successful learner.

Phonic Sounds

Below is a link to the pronunciation of our current phonic sounds, you can use these to support your child with their reading and writing at home. We use "Red Rose Phonics" which is closely aligned to "Letters and Sounds". Our reading books match the phonic sounds as they are learnt.

Useful Websites and Publications (Your login is in the front of your reading record)

Parents Guide to EYFS

What to Expect When


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