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Welcome to Reception! In Reception there are two classes, RT and RW.

RT - Mrs. Thompson (Ms Richardson will teach RT on a Monday)
RW - Miss. Wilson

The TAs in Reception are Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Nock

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You can now contact your Teachers and Teaching Assistants!

This email can be used if you need to speak to a member of staff or arrange an appointment. Please remember, staff will be unable to speak to you before and after school in the normal way so an appointment will need to be made.

School Arrangements:

Start at 8.50am Finish 3.05pm
Enter through the MIDDLE GATE
Exit through the blue gate between Grendon and Billesley Nursery

Please line up in front of the Reception entrance on the yellow stripes. An adult can wait with their child (one adult per child)


In the event you need to access Home Learning, we are pleased to recommend Oak Academy for daily lessons. These can be accessed by clicking here:


There are three lessons a day. There is a literacy lesson, a maths lesson and then another focus lesson.

For information on our support for SEND, please click HERE

These resources are continuously evaluated and may change.


You can find phonics on our Phonics Class Page or by clicking the image below!

Reception/ Year 1 (Red Words)

I the to is no go he she
of be me we my by you said
was are do so they your her his
come has there where our were one some
here love school little ask house one says
today once our friend all call old does
want saw what small why son over their
two does walk talk brother mother other father

What's it like in Reception?

At Grendon, we have two reception classes. Each class has a teacher and a teaching assistant. Class sizes are typically 30 children. Your child’s ‘keyworker’ will be their class teacher.

The Reception classrooms are adjacent to each other with interconnecting doors. Both rooms have self-contained toilets and direct access to the outdoor area. Each classroom has a carpeted area and a messy area. Children will access a full range of activities in their classrooms including dough, paint, books, blocks and construction, games, role play, small world play, as well as more subject specific resources.

Outside, children have access to a climbing frame, wheeled toys, agility tracks, large scale construction. We are developing space for reading and group work. There is a large covered area and we have waterproof suits and welly boots available for the wettest days.

Children in Reception will use the school halls for assemblies and lunchtime, the KS1 playground for playtime and lunchtimes and may also visit the computer suite or school library. We use the school grounds for lessons regularly. Whenever possible we like to take children out in the local area. Visits further afield are arranged when they support the curriculum content.

Children in Reception attend school from 9am to 3.15 Monday to Friday. Term dates and teacher training days are listed on the school website. A typical day will feature a mix of whole class teaching input, adult directed tasks and child initiated work. We teach phonics daily and provide access to the outdoor area as often as practical.