Reception 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Reception.

Reception completes children's education in Early Years and builds upon the key essential learning and experiences children developed in Nursery. We aim to provide all children with a happy start with a rich and stimulating learning environment.  Achievements are fully celebrated as we aim to raise self esteem of all children, whatever their interests and abilities.

In Reception together we discover, explore, laugh, get messy and have lots of fun.  We encourage independence and develop a willingness to 'have a go' in all our children.

We are very keen to work closely with all our parents to ensure that our children reach their full potential.  Children enjoy sharing new learning with their families and this helps them with understanding new concepts and information.


Children's Views on their experience of Early Years

"In Reception I learnt how to skip outside"

"In Reception I liked playing with lego and in Year 1 I like playing with the magnets"


Information for Parents

During your child’s time in early years there will be a big focus on learning through indoor and outdoor play. Children learn best when they are active, engaged and exploring.

You can help your child at home by:

  • Helping them to learn how to dress themselves.
  • Helping them to learn how to feed themselves.
  • Sharing stories and discussing the events and pictures.
  • Reminding them to bring their book bag with them every day.
  • Asking your child to write a list before going shopping.
  • Looking at letters and numbers in the environment e.g. door numbers, packaging and on the TV
  • Regular counting e.g. counting the cutlery on the table, how many pieces of fruit in the basket, counting steps etc.


Forthcoming visits, trips and special events

In an effort to develop our children’s knowledge and understanding and communication skills we try to plan in as many local walks and visits as possible.  In Reception chidlren enjoy visits from African Drummers and a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.


Homework and PE days

In Reception children are given one piece of literacy homework and one piece of maths homework per week. In addition children in Reception also take home a reading book. It is essential that you share this with your child every day.

Our homework is issued on a Friday and should be completed over the weekend. Please support your child with their homework. Homework should be handed in to your child’s class teacher on Monday morning.



In Reception we have PE every Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure that you child has a full PE kit in school on these days.



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Contact the School

Mount Pleasant Primary School

Mount Street

Office Opening Times
Start: 08:00
Finish: 16:00

Breakfast Club 08:00 - 08:45

If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.

Headteacher: Mrs N Nazir

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs S House

Business Manager: Mr M Imran

School SENCo: Miss S Peat

Chair of Governors: Dr A Williams

Office Contact: Mrs L Haley

Tel: 01484 223198