Welcome to Reception 

EYFS Lead and Assistant Headteacher: Ms Rowlands 

RMR Class Teachers: Mrs Murphy (Mon, Tues and Wed) and Ms Rowlands (Thurs and Fri)

RC Class Teacher: Miss Cosgrove

Additional Reception Teacher: Miss Gorman

Reception Learning Support Assistants: Ms Walker and Mrs Summers

Follow us on Twitter: @GreenbankRMR

Our Current Topics

Autumn Term 1 – Curriculum

English – Traditional Tales
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Writing outcome:  To tell and write a journey story

Mathematics Mastery
Early Mathematical Experiences with a focus on pattern and sorting using different criteria.


Wonderful Me!

Below you will find information relating to Reception life...

Reception is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. The EYFS curriculum is split into seven areas of learning which can be found below.

Prime Areas:

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific Areas:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

In the first few weeks of Reception, we focus upon familiarising the children with the indoor and outdoor environments, establishing routines and making sure they feel happy and safe.  This year we will also conduct the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA), please see the link below for further information about this:

Autumn Term One – Useful information

Throughout the week, children access the indoor and outdoor environment freely and partake in a range of activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills. We really enjoying our time learning and playing outdoors and to allow us to continue this we are asking all children to bring in a pair of wellington boots and a waterproof suit if they have one.   Alongside our outdoor learning, we have a dedicated Physical Development time in our P.E hall on a Thursday, in preparation for P.E children should come to school in their P.E kit on this day.  .

At Greenbank Primary School we aim to create a stimulating environment in which children are given opportunities to enjoy books, read for pleasure and are motivated to want to read independently.  To encourage reading for pleasure all children will have the opportunity to select a book from our library and we ask that you spend some time each day reading the book to your child, talking about the pictures, asking what they think is happening in the book, and whether they liked it.

In Reception we enjoy doing a cookery session each week. This is a valuable experience for all the children- as it is a cross curricular activity helping improve the children’s maths, literacy, communication and social skills as well as promoting healthy eating and fine motor skills. To help us to continue to provide the children with this opportunity, we would like to ask for a donation of £5 per half term. This is to be paid directly to Reception staff not through parent pay. Please ensure your child’s class teacher is aware of any allergies or dietary requirements your child may have.

As a school we also use the app Seesaw to help keep us connected and for home learning purposes. Please sign up to this app, as Home-School link activities will be loaded up to it weekly. You can find information about how to download and access Seesaw in the first page of your child’s red Home-School link book. Your child can capture the learning on Seesaw and we will respond to it there or respond to the tasks set in the Home-School link book and return it to school.  If you need a paper copy of the Home-School link sheet to come home weekly for whatever reason please let your child’s class teacher know. Likewise, if you need your child’s Seesaw details please contact a member of the Reception team we will be happy to help with this.

If you have any questions about Reception, please speak to a member of our Reception staff at home-time or contact us via Seesaw or leave a message with the school office.




Spider Visit!

Spider Visit!

We loved our visit from Mr Wileman and his arachnids today. He brought four different species of spider for us to look at. We asked some questions to find out more about them. Did you know spiders have two pedipalps which are like foot fingers!



We had such an amazing time celebrating Eid! At our Eid party, we ate lots of delicious food including home made rice, samosas and hummus. The mango lassi was our favourite! We also enjoyed making cards, listening to music and dancing!...

Health and Self Care!

Health and Self Care!

Reception enjoyed learning about how we keep our teeth clean. Ask your child if they can remember the special song we learnt about brushing our teeth! Reception enjoyed making soap!    

Excellent Easter!

Excellent Easter!

We have had a lovely busy week in Reception! We loved our Easter party, Eco Hat parade, Egg decorating competition and Easter egg hunt!           

Super Spring!

Super Spring!

We had so much fun celebrating Saint Patrick's Day! We made and ate Irish Soda bread and really enjoyed an Irish dancing lesson from the very talented Mrs Murphy! Reception enjoyed our Spring outdoor day, we especially enjoyed making Easter baskets, nest cakes and...



Reception had so much fun celebrating Christmas! We enjoyed making mince, pies, performing a Christmas show and even meeting Santa on our Winter Outdoor Day!  



We really enjoy cookery in Reception!                   



Fantastic phonics this morning! We can't believe how quickly the children are making progress!



In PE we have been practising balancing on one foot!