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Reception - Foundation 2

The classes for 2020-21 are as follows:

Mrs Charlesworth-Russell's class are:
Mae Jemison class

Mrs Boughton's class are:
Barack Obama class

Staff you may see in the reception class:

Mrs Charlesworth- Russell

 (Assistant head teacher,
Mae Jemison class teacher and Senco)

Mrs Boughton
( Barack Obama class teacher, school PSHE lead)

Mrs Newman
(Mae Jemison Class teaching assistant)

Miss Johnson
(Barack Obama class teaching assistant)


Miss Gilbert

(Mae Jemison class  SEND support assistant)

Mr Latif

(Mae Jemison SEND/behaviour support assistant)


Please see below links for relevant information. If you wish to speak to your childs teacher please make an appointment or telephone the school. Unfortunately due to the current COVID situation, parents and carers will be unable to come in to class unless a prior appointment is made.


Our vision in the Foundation Stage is to nurture children’s natural enthusiasm to learn.

By understanding what our children already know, we inspire learning through excellent play opportunities and a passion for bringing a rich and varied curriculum to life. Thoughtfully planned learning opportunities and robust assessments aim to lead the children towards self-motivation and challenge, encourage self-discipline, perseverance and commitment to their learning and self. The staff team scaffold the children as they learn and develop.

We do this by…

Interactions with children during planned and child initiated play and activities:

Communicating and modelling language, showing, explaining, demonstrating, exploring ideas, encouraging, questioning, recalling, providing a narrative for what they are doing and by facilitating and setting challenges.

Please click below to see information on our curriculum:

Parent info on ELG





Click below to view our mathematics calculation policy.

This policy is designed to help you support your children when completing mathematics homework. It shows the methods we use for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in our year group.

Addition Reception Blenheim

Multiplication and Division Reception Blenheim

Please find below useful links for information regarding your child's journey in the Foundation Stage.

Please click below to see our long term plan for the reception class year. We use this to ensure the breadth and coverage of the EYFS document, however we also combined this with 'teaching in the moment' and moving learning on from the children's interests.

reception long term plan 2020-21

Reading and phonics

 Reading is a huge part of our day in the foundation stage and we want ALL of our children to have a love for reading!


Please find below a guide to how you can help your child with reading: 


 reading guide for parents


Phonics also plays a HUGE role as part of your child's day at school .

We have phonics sessions daily, following the Read, Write, Inc! phonics scheme.

In the above reading guide you will find information on how to help your child with phonics too. You can help your child by learning the rhymes for each sound (phoneme) to help them with their letter formation. please see the below link for more!



Please all see our 'home learning' page for lots of tips, guidance and support to help your children learn at home.


 Autumn 1 - All about me

This term we will be learning all about ourselves.  Please see our learning intentions below:

Autumn learning intentions






Autumn 2 -