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Reception 2017-2018

If you have any questions then please contact the school office on 01296 770 388 or email the school on or contact us on


Top Tips- How to Survive Reception (from a Y1 parent)

  • “I got myself a grown up colouring book and some nice pencils and we did the phonics sheet alongside each other. It became something enjoyable to do together and relaxing rather than a chore. I also (reluctantly) let him use my pencils occasionally.”
  • “Reading in the morning (if tired at night) and in different places (garden, tent, under the table) and with different people.”
  • “I would aim to read everyday to make it a habit and then it wouldn’t be a problem if we didn’t now and again.”
  • “He responded much better to his dad helping for certain things like writing.”
  • “We viewed the flash cards as games to play rather than homework.”

The School Day

Please follow this link to see our weekly timetable:Grendon timetable reception



This is a great website for pronouncing sounds correctly.


Early Years Outcomes

Please follow the link below to explore the Early Years document. This is how we assess all children across the early years phase from birth- 60+ months.

What to Expect, When?

This document explains the Early Years Outcome in through the voice of a child. It also gives you a range of ways you can support your child’s learning at home. We think this is a much more user friendly document and will be using it ourselves in the classroom! 4Children_ParentsGuide_2015_FINAL_WEBv2


Please make sure you have enough school uniform for a fresh one each morning as they will be getting dirty! It is also vitally important that you name everything including underwear and socks . Your child needs to have their PE kit, a sunhat, sunglasses and a rain coat in school every single day without fail. We do have some spare wellies and waterproofs but it is also a good idea to provide these for your child to leave in school. If you would like your child to wear waterproofs for messy outdoor play then please ensure they can put these on and take them off independently.