Welcome to Reception

Reception Team:

  • Class 1 Teachers – Mrs Campbell
  • Class 2 Teacher – Mrs Betts and Miss Tayabji
  • Class 3 Teacher Mrs Miller (Year group leader) 
  • Mrs Eady (Higher Lever Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs Bance - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Harris -Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Scotney - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Robbins - Teaching Assistant

The reception year has three classes with a maximum of 90 children in the year group. They have a lovely, stimulating environment which includes two outdoor play spaces one of which is undercover for those cold wet days! Outdoor learning is an important part of the Reception curriculum as it helps children to develop gross motor skills. The children are taught through a planned play based curriculum with times of whole class and small group teacher led lessons.

Over the school year the children cover a range of topics. In the Autumn term the topics are called “All about me” and “Celebrations”. In the spring term the topics are “Ice worlds” and “Growing”. In the summer term the topics are “Fairytales” and “Seaside.”

Parental comments following parents evening in October 2018;

"We are very pleased with how our daughter has settled into school and the support and challenge she is receiving. We appreciate the efforts the teachers have gone to with regards to her reading and we look forward to hearing about her adventures during the rest of the year."

"Thank you, you are all doing an amazing job my son loves coming to school!"

"My daughter always comes home from school with a smile."

"It was so lovely to see and hear how my son is doing in school. I especially loved seeing the literacy and learning journey books as I had no idea you did things like that and it was so lovely to see! He really does love school and his class and his teachers so much and we are very happy he has such a brilliant and caring school."

"We are really pleased with the way our daughter has settled in. She is really happy. She has made excellent progress so far, thank you."


What fun we had yesterday for World Book Day!!! The day started being allowed to come into school in our pyjamas. We all had great fun making our Story Boxes at home which we then displayed in the hall and we all got to wander round and look at our own creations and those from the other year groups.

We found some very different places to read and spent the day enjoying books and reading and finished with a hot chocolate and biscuit treat!!! We wish it could be World Book Day every day!!!!

Reception Hot Chocolate  Reception Diff places to Read

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Contact Us

School Business Manager, Miss Gemma Wright

Higham Ferrers Nursery & Infant School
Wharf Road
Higham Ferrers
NN10 8BQ

Tel: 01933 312904