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Whinstone Reception

Our Reception. Our Family. Our Community

At Whinstone, the EYFS forms the underpinning and overarching framework for learning and development for all children in our care. We intend to enable our children to learn holistically through a combination of access to quality first teaching and through play, experimentation, and exploration while making friends, developing social skills and cultural capital. We aim to ensure that every child has an excellent start to school life, achieving and making progress across each aspect of the EYFS Profile.

Any questions? Please email..

cwilson-dukes@whinstone.org.uk

This video will show you around our Reception area and introduce you to our Reception staff.

We have made a video for the parents of new starters to our Reception, due to the current situation with Covid19. We hope that this helps to answer some of your questions about routines and expectations in Reception.

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What Our Families are Saying

“Fabulous friendly staff, great relaxed teaching area. My daughter skipped every day into Reception she loved it! She had a great year of learning and growing up. We could not fault your teaching.” Julie Chapman“Honestly the best start for my little boy. He was only just 4 when he joined so the transition was a little difficult but the staff were great, especially Mrs Artley and Mrs Holder. He ended the year really loving going to school. I couldn’t have asked for more. Brilliant!!” Fiona Teasdale

“Fabulous friendly staff, great relaxed teaching area. My daughter skipped every day into Reception she loved it! She had a great year of learning and growing up. We could not fault your teaching.” Julie Chapman

‘Whinstone has given my little boy the very best start in his school life.  I was nervous on his first day of nursery, but he settled in quickly and loved every minute of his time there.’

E Woodley

“One aspect of reception I have been particularly impressed and reassured by is the effort that is made to get to know the children on an individual basis. I feel that Samson (and all his quirks!) is fully understood by the staff and the tasks he is given, and is involved in, address his particular social development and intellectual needs. Staff have taken the time to get to know what works for him and what he responds to. I also feel like the feedback I give on home-work is taken into account when the next book/homework sheet is given. Little touches like the photo of his first day go far and above my expectations and suggests the school do care about the children and their families.” Laura Fleming