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reception - Bulbourne class

  • Teacher: Ms Trevathan
  • Support Staff: Miss Bowles

Key Information:

Reception places

For all Reception children, school begins at 8.45am and ends at 3.15pm. 

Class Dojo and Twitter

At Waterside Primary Academy we aim to promote positive and strong relationships with our parents and carers. One way we do this is by using Class Dojo in Reception. Class Dojo is an online app where each child is given their own profile. Teachers and support staff will upload photos and videos of your child throughout the week so that you can see all the learning and fun they are having at school. You are able to comment on, ask questions about and like the photos and videos. 

In addition, we also use Twitter to communicate with our parents, carers and local community. We will post photos and videos showing children's achievements and celebrating activities and experiences they have enjoyed in school. Please have a look at our Twitter page for a greater insight into this community.

Our school day

Our school day is split into Child Initiated Learning (CIL) and structured lessons. 

CIL is where the children have the chance to choose their ‘play’. The children can access activities from both inside and outside the classroom at all times. These activities are really important in helping children to develop their skills across the curriculum. During these activities, the practitioners will join in with play and talk to the children, make observations, take photos of key learning and record assessments. These are used to plan the next steps for each child. During CIL, the children are able to paint, design and create, role-play, experiment with water and sand, use the mud kitchen, ride bikes, plant, build and climb...anything they would like to enjoy! Please see our gallery for photos of the environment they can play in! 

In Reception, our structured lessons consist of phonics and reading (Read, Write Inc is the programme we use), pathways (topic-type sessions) and maths. The children will also have one PE session a week. 

Curriculum Information

For subject specific information, please click the 'Key Information' tab and select curriculum. 

Pathways - Our Reception Pathways topics are below: (to be uploaded shortly)

Takeaway Home Learning 

Below is Reception's Takeaway Home Learning for the Autumn 1 half term. 

Meet the Teacher

Reception's Meet the Teacher PowerPoint is attached below. Please read through this for further information about Reception. 

For more information, please contact the school office on 01494 786608 or email