Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs Oldham

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In Reception we have lots of fun with our learning! We offer personalised and unique learning experiences which enhance the children's imaginations and develop their creativity. Our structured timetable enables all children to reach their full potential by being exposed to engaging stimulus throughout and ensures our children enjoy their learning. We believe all children should feel safe and valued allowing them to express themselves fully and show off their amazing personalities. We structure our learning through topics such as Space, Rainforests and Jungles, Farm, Superheroes, and Minibeasts, which provides a rounded curriculum for the children. In addition to this, children are surrounded by books and are therefore encouraged to enjoy reading and story telling right from an early age.

As a key part of the Early Years Unit here at St Mary's, we work closely with the Nursery class which helps to ease the transition to Reception when the time comes and to share unique experiences relating to our topics. 

Our Reception class is a very exciting and engaging place to be! You can find out more information and see what we have been getting up to on our class pages or the EYFS section of the website.

The staff members in Reception are:


Mrs Oldham: Head of EYFS and Reception Class Teacher

My favourite activity to do with the children is Art! I love getting messy and seeing what wonderful creations we can come up with together!

Outside of school, I am a Mummy of 2 young children - Oliver and Thea and I'm married to Mr Oldham.  I love going out for walks in the woods and taking my children swimming. I do enjoy going on bike rides too!


Mrs Rowley: Specialist EYFS Teaching Assistant

My favourite subject is phonics as I love watching the children make progress; they all adore Fred the frog and copying his Fred talk. Outside of school I have 4 grown up daughters and 7 grandchildren with one on the way! I love having family get-togethers and going for long walks with my dog Patch. 


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