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Welcome to Reception


Our Reception unit consists of 2 classes which are Daisies and Daffodils.


Miss Holmes is the teacher of Daisies, Miss Skelhorn and Mrs Jessop-Braithwaite are the teaching assistants. 


Miss Pickett is the teacher of Daffodils and Miss Skelhorn is the teaching assistant.


In our class, children work in groups, play with activities planned to help us progress, join in games and activities with an adult and also choose their own activities where they learn to be independent.


Remember if you have any concerns, questions or need support, contact Miss Holmes (phase leader for EYFS) at and she will be happy to help. 


Blended Learning 

Please find access to our online learning through the tapestry website. This will give you access to the learning that we, as an Early Years Team, are putting together for the children. There will be short videos of us teaching as well as tasks for the children to complete at home. We are then asking you to upload your children's learning so we can monitor and feedback to them on how well they are doing. You will need to make sure that evidence of your child learning is uploaded each day so they get their attendance mark. We know that these times are difficult so we are aiming to make everything as simple as possible for the children. Please get in contact if you have any concerns. 




This year EYFS are using tapestry. It is wonderful to see parents starting to get involved and adding observations and pictures already. 

We regularly add memos onto the tapestry site (these can be accessed through the web browser not the app), it is important you check these memos to find out important information. 

Minibeasts and Megabeasts

During Spring 1 half term, we will be diving into the small world of insects and the giant world of dinosaurs. We will be exploring places that they live and what they look like. We are going to be developing our counting skills by completing addition and subtraction problems to 10 and then to 20. We will be also beginning to look into doubling and halving. 


During our writing lessons, we will be developing our skills to write simple sentences. We will be consistently practicing our letter shapes and our name writing. We will be using our RWI learning to help us with our writing progress! 



Mickey’s Christmas Carol 

Read Write Inc

At Riverview we follow a phonics scheme known as Read Write Inc. Below is a link which shows the correct pronunciation of sounds which will help you and your child to learn. 

Parent video: How to say the sounds

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

RWI sounds


Please find below some pictures of the learning we have been doing during our PSHE sessions in Reception. During these sessions, we build on the children’s relationships with themselves and others. 

Useful links