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.




Diamond the Dog!

Diamond the Dog!

Reception really enjoyed a visit from Ms Rowland's dog Diamond! We found out lots of interesting facts and were so impressed at the brilliant adjectives the children thought of to describe Diamond!  Reception were all super sensible and gentle when Diamond came to...



We enjoyed learning about Remembrance Day and made some beautiful poppies! We learnt about the Hindu festival of light, Diwali we made coconut burfi, listened to the story of Rama and Sita, created rangoli patterns and enjoyed Bollywood dancing!     [video...

Bonfire Night Celebrations!

Bonfire Night Celebrations!

We loved our outdoor learning day celebrating Bonfire Night!  We sat around the campfire and toasted marshmallows to make s'mores, made banana sparklers and created artwork inspired by bonfire night, this involved lost of messy activities including throwing teabags...

Exploring Autumn!

Exploring Autumn!

Reception have enjoyed exploring the different signs of autumn. We created autumn artwork using the autumnal treasures the children have found.

Celebrating Black History Month!

Celebrating Black History Month!

We thought about why we are all special and used this as a starting point for our discussions around Black History month. We focused upon music and made our own instruments using junk materials. We enjoyed dancing to African music and wearing jewellery all the way...

Our First Term!

Our First Term!

Reception have had an amazing first term of school! We are so proud of how well they have settled and some lovely friendships have been formed!