Welcome to Reception!

Hippo Class



Hippo Class teacher is Sophie and the Learning Support Assistant is Mark.


Panda Class



Panda Class teacher is Hannah and Jenny and the Learning Support Assistant is Silvia.



We believe that children should learn in an engaging, happy, enabling and challenging environment. All of our staff feel passionate about allowing our children to have space and time to explore their own interests and fascinations, and we play alongside them to observe, scaffold and teach in the moment. Please have a look at our Tapestry Workshop powerpoint in the downloads below to familiarise yourself with our online journal.

During the children’s transition time to Redfield, we want your children’s experience of school to be full of nurture and excitement for learning.


In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum using Birth to Five Matters to support our teaching and monitoring. Also, to support the children with their learning skills, their friends and wellbeing we use the Characteristics of Effective Learning, which helps us to have a more holistic picture of the children. You can look at the Early Years Framework below.


Downloads and Useful Links


Tapestry Workshop

Term 2 newsletter

Term 2 Topic Web

Reading information

Reception Baseline Assessment information

EYFS Statutory Framework