Reception – Buttercups and Lilies


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Reception is made up of two classes; Buttercups and Lilies.

Buttercups are taught by Miss Goodrum (QTS and Montessori), Mrs Elliott & Mrs Trimnell (Montessori teachers).

Lilies are taught by Miss Rusden (QTS), Mrs Watling & Mrs Hovelmeier (Montessori teachers).

In Reception we follow the Montessori principles for promoting independent learning, self confidence and active learners. The children have short class inputs and work in small groups with a teacher on literacy, maths and topic tasks. When not working with an adult the children are encouraged to access their environment where they are free to explore different areas of the curriculum.

In the Reception base we create a happy and secure, stimulating environment where each child is valued. The children are able to emerge themselves in a broad and balanced curriculum in which their individual needs are met. We encourage independence and aim to ensure that all children feel that they are valued and respected.

In Reception you will find motivated children, enjoying their learning. We have high expectations of all our children to ensure that they can reach their potential. Positive behaviour is promoted in our school and children are expected to display good manners and respect for each other. 

Our topics this year will be:

  • All About Me
  • Castles and Festivals
  • Habitats
  • Spring and Growth
  • All Around the World
  • The Seaside