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School Name

Whitecote Primary School

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Hello and welcome to the Reception webpage!

Key Information



Apple Class- Miss Murray, Mrs McGuinness, Mrs Carlton, Mrs Astley and Mrs Stone

Pear Class- Miss Staniland, Mrs Robson & Miss Johnson 

Our Intent Statement 

Here at Whitecote in our Early Years provision we want children to foster a love of learning in a safe, nurturing and positive environment. This is provided through a stimulating holistic curriculum of well thought out topics, following children’s interests and through first-hand experiences. The natural learning environment both inside and outside promotes and stimulates children’s resilience, curiosity and creativity. We encourage independence through the characteristics of effective learning and create awe and wonder through stimulating learning opportunities as well as enjoying the simple things such as jumping in muddy puddles. Our provision is enhanced through strong parent and carer partnerships which celebrate children’s achievements and individual milestones. This allows children to flourish and reach their full potential, as they take on the next steps of their learning into Key Stage One and beyond.



Indoor PE will be on a Thursday morning. Children are to come into school on this day in their PE kit.



Homework tasks will be sent out via tapestry or in book bags. Reading books will be sent out after the children have started phonics and we have done an initial assessment. 

Autumn 1 Curriculum Map

Welcome to Reception

Our First Day in Reception

We have had lots of fun in our first week of Reception, we are getting to know our new classroom, teachers and friends. We can't wait to have more fun during our year in Reception. 

Outdoor Fun

We have been enjoying exploring our brand new outdoor area. We've been practising our balancing and climbing on our different equipment. Making lots of lovely food in our outdoor kitchen, taking turns sharing our rope swing and much much more! 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

Look what we found in our classroom on a night, once we had all gone home! We couldn't believe that a real bear had been in our school. We made wanted posters to try and find him and also went on a bear hunt too. Have you seen him anywhere? If so pleas let us know!

Fruit Salad Making