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Multiskills - Monday

Forest School - Thursday

Reception Class Teachers

Miss Johnson (Teacher - Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Mrs Loquens (Teacher – Tues)

Mrs Asbury (Teaching Assistant – Everyday)

Beginning school is a major event in the life of a four-year-old and an exciting year for parents and families as it is the start of a new learning journey for your child. At Quinton we believe that children learn better when they feel safe and secure. In Reception, we aim to carefully plan and deliver opportunities for each individual to learn and achieve their full potential, helping each child to develop into a confident and competent learner, in order to be successful in their school life and beyond. By giving the children opportunities for ‘free play’ they are able to take control of their own learning and development, make their own decisions and learn from their choices. We work from the ‘child’ and create a happy, stimulating and caring environment for children, where every child is treated as unique and therefore, feels valued, secure and confident to develop a love of learning. The resources and activities in our Early Years environment are based upon…


The children’s interests and ideas

Our half termly topic

The EYFS curriculum


We also provide opportunities to have adult led and child initiated activities that are tailored to the child’s individual learning styles. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs, recognising and respecting the children’s individual characteristics and temperament by getting to know the child through sensitive observations. We aim to recognise and celebrate the success in everyone!



Autumn 1- Busy Bodies

Autumn 2- I'm the King of the Castle

Spring 1- Up and Away

Spring 2- The Circle of Life

Summer 1- I Can Sing a Rainbow

Summer 2- Rumble in the Jungle



Our indoor learning environment

Example of a daily timetable

Please see below for a document which explains what each of the activities entails, and why we teach them at Quinton. 

Reception class work closely with the Nursery class to form the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). This school stage has its own curriculum for learning, separate to the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2. The EYFS curriculum has 7 areas of learning, which all work towards our end of Reception goals known as the ELG’s (Early Learning Goals).

-For more information on the 7 areas of learning, please look at our Early Years Foundation Stage page on the website.

This year began with some exciting changes for Early Years, across the country, as a new Early Years statutory framework was released in September 2021. Last year, Quinton signed up to become an ‘Early Adopter’ of this framework, meaning that we have already been working with this new document to gain an insight into the changes from the current document and how this will develop our teaching style and the children’s learning outcomes within the classroom. While we plan closely in accordance to the Early Learning Goals there are also opportunities for our more-able children to be suitably stretched within the various areas of learning.


Please click on the link below to read the New Early Learning Goals (ELG’s).

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere!”

Albert Einstein


“Almost all creativity, involves purposeful play!”

                                                  Abraham Maslow    


“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new!”

Albert Einstein


“Once you learn to read, you will forever be free!”

Frederick Douglass


“We are…

Building, manipulating, problem solving, representing, creating, investigating, experimenting, communicating, designing, adapting, persevering, and most importantly…LEARNING!

Miss Johnson & Mr Singleton

Topic Plans

Here you will find information on what the children will be learning about in different subject areas.

Home Learning Journeys

Daily Timetable

Here, I have attached a copy of Reception's timetable of activities for this half term. The timetable is subject to change, depending on the children, the school and daily events. 

As a mum or dad, how can I help with my child’s learning?


All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.

Even when your child is very young and is not yet able to talk, talking to them helps them to learn and understand new words and ideas. If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child, it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.

The document below gives you an outline of the Phonics scheme we use from the website 'Twinkl'  


I have also uploaded posters of the actions for each of the sounds in Phases 2 & 3, the letter formation patters (rhymes) we say to support children's formation of each letter when writing and the 'families' that these letters are put into for our handwriting practice. 

The family groups consist of letters which use the same writing shapes as a basis to form each letter in that group.

As stated in the Phonics scheme information document, each sound has its own matching song. Below are audios for all of the songs for each sound learnt in Phases 2 & 3. Now you can sing along at home whenever you want!

Aiken Drum

Cockles and Mussels.wav

Dance to Your Daddy.wav

Five Little Speckled Frogs.wav

Frere Jacques.mp3

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.wav

Here We Go Looby Loo.wav

Hop Little Bunnies.wav

I Saw Three Ships.wav

If You_re Happy and You Know It.wav

London Bridge.wav

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.wav

Old King Cole.wav

One Man Went to Mow.wav

Polly Put the Kettle On.wav

She_ll Be Coming Round the Mountain.wav

Simple Simon.wav

The Wheels on the Bus.wav

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.wav

Baa Baa Black sheep

Black Velvet Band.wav

Blow the Man Down.wav

Do You Know the Muffin Man.wav

Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice.wav

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.wav

Hickory Dickory Dock.wav

Higgledy, Piggledy.wav

Humpty Dumpty.wav

I See the Moon.wav

John Peel.wav

Lavenders Blue.wav

Mairi's Wedding.wav

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.wav

Merrily We Roll Along.wav

My Black Hen.wav

Old MacDonald.wav

One, Two, Three, Four, Five.wav

Pease Porridge Hot.wav

Rock-a-bye Baby.wav

Skye Boat Song.wav

The Animals Went in Two by Two.wav

The Drunken Sailor.wav

The Farmers in His Den.wav

The Grand Old Duke of York.wav

The Gypsy Rover.wav

The Hokey Cokey.wav

Three Blind Mice.wav

For more information about how we teach Phonics at Quinton, please head to our curriculum page and click on ‘English’ and then ‘Phonics’.