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In Reception we feel privileged to be an important part of your child’s first steps on their academic journey. By creating a safe, organised and stimulating environment we aim to build confidence and a love of learning. At Sherington we believe  that children should have opportunities to explore, investigate and develop their problem solving skills by offering a wide range of hands on experiences which are relevant to their own experiences.

During their time in Early Years children’s confidence and self-awareness is nurtured to allow them to develop into happy and healthy individuals. Importance is placed on learning key communicative skills with both adults and peers, which will provide them with essential skills in order to progress throughout their time in school and in later life.


Click here for documents on how to help your child at home:

First 100 high frequency words

Letter formation and alphabet patters by Ruth Miskin

High Frequency Word game ideas for reinforcing learning at home


Click here for more information on reading and writing:

Reception English Open Morning Booklet

Reception English Workshop Presentation


Click here for more information on maths:

Reception Maths Open Morning Booklet

Reception Maths Workshop Presentation


Tapestry information for parents:

The reception team use an online learning journey app called Tapestry. It allows us to continue to build effective communication between us (the EYFS team), and you (the parents and carers). With Tapestry we are able to upload flexible media meaning you can see pictures and videos of your child’s learning at school. Tapestry tools allow us to monitor the coverage of all areas of the EYFS curriculum and highlights areas in which your child may need further development. The app has the facility to email parents whenever a new observation is added to their child’s learning journey to keep you up-to-date with what your child has been learning about in school. Parents can add their own observations to share progress and milestones achieved at home. This gives parents greater opportunities to extend your child’s learning at home.


Tapestry Booklet

Tapestry Parent Presentation

Tapestry Security Policy