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Briar Hill Infant School


Read the information below and click on the ROCKET icon for information about our Reception learning each term. 

Welcome to Reception

On behalf of the Reception team I would like to offer a very warm welcome to both you and your child. This Reception page will provide information about some of the fantastic learning your child will experience throughout this year.   


Our learning areas provide active experiences so that children can learn and explore through both adult supported and independent investigative play.  Our systematic phonics, reading, writing and maths curriculum is taught through text and topic.  We strive to stimulate enquiry and engage children interests and have carefully designed our provision to meet the needs of all children.  Whether it's building a tower from Duplo, designing our own forms of transport, talking about and sharing our clever learning with our friends and class adults; the children will be motivated to use all of their Building Learning Powers to make their Reception year memorable.


Please also look at our 'Learning in Action' page on the federated tab for stories and videos of learning in Reception. Our 'Curriculum' tab will also provide an insight into learning at school under our vision to: 'Flourish and a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!' 


Each half term you will receive a curriculum newsletter detailing the new learning/topic as well as a knowledge organiser providing you and your child with some of the key vocabulary we will be teaching each half term. 


If you have any questions of queries please do contact us via our year group email:


Kind regards, 

Mrs Dearing (Reception Year Lead)


Our Wonderful Reception Team: 


Class teacher: Miss Sandhar

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Greaves. Miss Rowe and Miss Phillips Duffy



Class teacher: Mrs Dearing

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bridges and Mrs Hancox



Class teachers: Mrs Catto and Mrs Baran

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Stewart  


Mrs Greaves and Miss Sandhar
Mrs Bridges and Mrs Dearing
Mrs Catto, Mrs Baran and Mrs Stewart

Reception Parent/Carer Curriculum Information Session (virtual) 

Please find below PPT slides to take you through our phonics (reading/writing) and maths learning and some other helpful resources.  If you have any queries please contact us via the email or speak to your child's class teacher. Thank you. 

Here are some other external learning links that Reception children might find helpful. 

Education City.

You will receive information for a class log on to this learning website.

Online Safety


This site offers some great advice on keeping your child safe when they are online.

Please have a look and read the information that is appropriate for your child's age group.

Department for Education Early Years Information 


View Our Slideshow.

Welcome to our website. Please go to the Testimonials, Year Group and Learning in Action pages for a window into our wonderful schools. We aspire that everyone at Briar Hill Infant School and St. Margaret's CE Junior School will 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'