Welcome to Reception!

There are 2 Reception classes, the Woodpeckers class and the Wise Owls class.


Miss Baker teaches Woodpeckers on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings.
Mrs Cole teaches Woodpeckers on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.

Wise Owls

Miss Hopkinson teaches Wise Owls on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Mrs Hobbis teaches Wise Owls on Wednesday.

Miss Bell and Miss Towner will work across the team.

Both classes work closely and collaboratively in a team approach.

A structured, but free-flow approach to learning is taken, where the children can access the curriculum in a variety of ways, both indoors and out. Each child is encouraged to meet their full potential through active learning in a secure environment.

Parents As Partners

We will continue to communicate with you using a variety of ways:

Termly Newsletters As well as academy newsletters, you will also receive a bulletin all about Reception. This will be issued via ParentPay.
A weekly Dear Parents letter This will give you reminders and information about the week ahead as well as ways to support your child at home. You will find this on the blue noticeboard in the garden, on the website and you will receive a copy via ParentPay.
Terrific Tree Toppers We will continue to celebrate new achievements with you by displaying Terrific Tree Toppers on our board. Please share with us your news for example; if your child put their jumper on for the first time or helped to make biscuits at home etc. jot it down on a topper! You will find these on our board in the cloakroom.
Our website pages Keep looking at the website for up to date information for the academy and nursery.
Social Media Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @MrsHobbis_RSW, @MissHopkinson_RSW
Outdoor Learning Each term a different group of children will take part in Outdoor Learning. This is an exciting time to work with dedicated staff on our academy site. Your child will receive a letter in the term when their visit is allocated to keep you informed.
announcement We operate an open door policy...

...where all the Reception staff are happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. Your child’s teacher will be available to receive short messages in the mornings and will be happy to talk to you at the end of the day. Please make an appointment if you require a longer meeting.