Eynesbury Church of England Primary School

Eynesbury Church of England Primary School

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Welcome to the Reception Class Page! 

In our Reception Class we all work together to provide a positive, caring, safe and stimulating environment for the children. Our approach incorporates all learning styles through activity based topics following children's interests. We continue to support our children to be active learners, exploring the world through a range of indoor and outdoor experiences. 


We are fortunate to share a stimulating outdoor learning environment with out Nursery class. This means we have access to a wonderful woodland area on our doorstep. We are influenced by 'forest school' thinking , supporting the children to 'go on adventures' take risks and develop an appreciation of the natural world through physical and sensory exploration.  

We continue to develop our outdoor space through the 'Help me Grow' project. We currently have a working party who give their time to undertake mini projects in the early years garden area. If this is something you would like to contribute to, our next gathering is being planned now.  

Please contact Lesley Pruden on 01480 398028, or email  


The Reception Class Team 

Mrs Eagle is the Class Teacher every morning and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Mrs Allen is support teacher on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The class is supported by Support Teacher Mrs Allen every morning. Our Reception Class has a team of Teaching Assistants working across the school week. They are Beccy Pressley, Sarah Owen, Liz Payne, Charleen Ansell, Denise Wright and Sally Teale. 


Tapestry in our Reception Class 

All children in Reception have their learning experiences recorded on 'Tapestry,' an online learning journal. When staff complete an observation on a child, it is then uploaded to their journal, often with photos or videos for parents and children to enjoy. Parents receive a notification on their phone or by email and they can then comment on their child's achievement. We also encourage parents to add photos and descriptions of exciting events that have happened at home which help us to work together to create an amazing diary of your child's time in Reception. 


Reading in our Reception Class 

 In Reception, the children build on their phonic knowledge, learning to blend sounds together to read words. We use a scheme called ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach phonics. Alongside developing the children’s understanding of phonics, they also learn to recognise ‘tricky’ words by sight. Children are given a Reading Record Book and reading scheme books are sent home so that new skills can be reinforced. We use a wide range of reading scheme books to support the teaching of reading.  Read a variety of books as much as you can with your child at home to show what a pleasurable experience reading can be. We ask that you share your child's school book them at least twice a week. When you have shared your child's reading book and written a comment in their yellow reading dairy, please put their book bag into the blue box stored on our lunch trolley. During the school day, we will give you child a new book to share at home. We love to hear all about what you and your child enjoy reading at home, so please record any special stories or library books you share as a record in the yellow diary too!¬ 




P.E is every Wednesday morning with our Primary Sports Star, Mr Goddard. Please ensure your child has a complete indoor P.E kit EVERY Wednesday. They will need a plain white T-shirt and a pair of navy or black shorts/joggers/leggings. They will also need plimsolls or trainers – ideally ones they can put on and take off independently. No laces unless they can tie them, please! 

Please make sure you remove your child's earrings on Wednesdays or they will NOT be able to take part in our P.E session.Long hair must be tied back please. Thank you!


Thank you.