Teacher Mrs S Redding and Mrs E McCarthy

Teacher Mrs M Walbyoff

Teaching Assistant Mrs L Curtis

Teaching Assistant Mrs D Hitchcock

Teaching Assistant Miss R Rayfield

School Support Assistant Miss Allen

Our Reception

At Glory Farm Primary, we are very fortunate to be able to offer our Reception children a fantastic open plan space with a large outdoor learning environment in which to start their first year in school.

Children enter our Reception classes in the September after their 4th birthday.

We run our Reception classes as a unit, using the skills and expertise of all of our experienced EYFS staff to ensure the very best outcomes for all children. We encourage independence from the very first day as we believe this paves the way for a successful learning journey for your child.

Our exploration and learning provision is planned for using on-going observations and assessments of children’s interests, knowledge and skills in each of the 7 areas of the EYFS Curriculum. No two days look the same in our unit, as we are continuously reflecting, reviewing and adapting our provision to suit the needs of all children.

We pride ourselves on working very closely with our families and welcome you to get as involved as you can in your child’s experience of Reception with us here at Glory Farm Primary School.

If you would like to meet the team and see the wonderful provision we can offer your child, please get in touch with the school office on 01869 244050 to arrange a visit.

Current Topic - I wonder how things grow? - Summer Term 5

We will be investigating all things that grow - including plants, animals and ourselves. 

In English, we will be reading the books - The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivien French.  These books link to ‘Our Understanding of the World’ lessons, where we will be planting seeds and watching them grow week by week. 

We will also continue to develop our sentence writing, we will practise our capital letter formation and learn to read and write some common exception words.

In Maths, we will be learning numbers to 20 and beyond. We will be finding patterns in numbers and learning to add and subtract using objects. We will also learn songs that help us to consolidate our learning. (eg: 10 currant buns)

In PE, we will be following instructions, taking turns and learning to play some team games. We will also have dance lessons every week where the children will be copying, linking  and repeating actions and becoming aware of the space, themselves and others. 

We are also starting our Computing lessons this term. The children will be learning how to log-on to the chromebooks using their own password and start to select and use programs for a specific purpose. 

My Learning This Week in Reception - What did it look like?
Please follow this link to view "My Learning This Week in Reception.

What does GLD Look Like?

Please follow this link to view the slides from the "What does GLD Look Like? Parent meeting.

News - 10th January 2024

The children have had a wonderful start to the week, sharing what they did over the holidays and exploring the activities. Click here to view the photos

News - 6th February 2024

Last week, our Reception children had a wonderful time creating their own boats in the craft area. We learnt about floating and sinking and then predicted whether our boats would float or sink in the water tray. The children then had the option to see how many weights it would take to sink their boat. We really enjoyed this activity!  

PE days 

Our PE Days will be Tuesday and Thursday. Children should come into school in their PE Kit on these days each week.

Reminders and Routine 
  • Children should be provided with a healthy snack and water bottle everyday.
  • Please ensure all personal items are named.
  • Children should be encouraged to develop their independence by doing as much for themselves as possible. This can include putting on their own coat, changing their shoes, tidying away their belongings and toys and helping their grown-ups at home.
  • To ensure the safety of all children we request that they are wearing appropriate footwear - this means children should be able to put their own shoes on and be able to tie their own laces if wearing laced shoes.
  • Please provide your child with a named raincoat, spare clothes and a pair of wellies


Phonics Slides for Parents

Health Visitor Developmental Review Poster

Quick Guide to Accessing Health Visitor Service for Parents 

Typical Day in Reception

Welcome to Marvellous Me

What to Expect

Websites To Support Learning

Teacher Your Monster 


Boom shake the alphabet

CBeebies Numeracy

Top Marks Maths Games

Reception Newsletters 22/23

Reception Autumn Term 1 Newsletter 2023

Reception Autumn Term 2 Newsletter 2023

Reception Spring Term 3 Newsletter 2024

Reception Spring Term 4 Newsletter 2024

Reception Summer Term 5 Newsletter 2024