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Children starting Reception have their whole school journey ahead of them, and we aim to get them off to a flying start. Through child initiated learning in our exciting and stimulating indoor and outdoor classroom and carefully planned adult led sessions and activities, children are challenged and engaged in their learning.

 

A Typical Day in Reception

8.55am – Group Time. This is usually Literacy based and will be an introduction to the adult led activity and learning environment.

9.15am – Children have access to the learning environment (indoors and out) as well as completing adult led activities.

11am – Phonics Group Time.

11.30am – Lunch

12.30pm – Afternoon Register and Maths Group Time.

12.55pm -Children have access to the learning environment (indoors and out) as well as completing adult led activities.

2.40pm – Group Time. This may be a story, music, circle time, singing, sharing homework, discussing school values or a topic session.

3pm – Home Time.

 

We also offer Breakfast and After School Club, details can be found here.

 

Reception Class Staff (from September 2021)

Mrs Toni Pratley – Leader of Learning in Early Years/ Reception Class Teacher

Mrs Pendle – Reception Class Teacher

Miss Teresa Morgan – Reception class TA

Miss Laura Mclauglin – Reception class TA

Miss Selina Bibi – Reception class TA

 

How To Apply

Children are eligible to start in our Reception class in the September of the academic year that they turn 5 years old. Admissions are managed by Oxfordshire County Council, applications open in the October/November with the deadline for applying in January.

All information regarding this and the online application form can be found at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

If your child attends our Nursery you must also apply for a Reception place through this process. Attending our Nursery does automatically secure your child`s Reception place.

 

If you require a place in our Reception class during the academic year, you must apply to Oxfordshire County Council by filling in the In Year Transfer form.

If you need any further information or would like to speak to our Early Years Leader of Learning, you can contact the School Office.

telephone 01295 262507  email office.3262@st-leonards.oxon.sch.uk