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WestlandsFirst School


Welcome to Reception

We are an enthusiastic team who enjoy exploring all areas of the Early Years Curriculum with the children. There are two registration groups- Admiral butterflies and Peacock butterflies set within our shared unit. Our dedicated, nurturing approach builds strong relationships, helping the children to develop, grow and achieve their full potential in all areas of their learning. 


The children enjoy a wide range of practical, play based learning experiences including imaginary play, forest school and getting messy! We encourage their interests through child initiated, independent activities, as well as adult led activities.

We aim to give the children in Reception the best start to their education, empowering them to be independent, successful and self-motivated learners. Ultimately, we strive to foster a love of learning, giving our children the confidence to have a go and take risks in a safe and supportive environment.

Butterfly Admirals

Mrs Sidley (Class Teacher)

Miss L Thomson (Teaching Assistant)

Butterfly Peacocks 

Mrs N. Byng (Class Teacher, EYFS Lead)

Mrs R. Hatton (Teaching assistant)

Mrs C Spencer-Jones

Autumn Term 

We are really excited about the term ahead! You can find details of our learning for this term by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Our outdoor area will be available at all times (weather permitting). We provide waterproof dungarees but ask parents/carers to provide wellington boots and a waterproof coat. 

Every week the children will take part in PE sessions on Wednesdays morning and Fridays afternoons. Could parents/carers please provide a kit consisting of a  named white t-shirt and black (or navy) shorts. No pumps are required this term. 

Also, could we ask that any reply slips or letters for the teacher are handed directly to a member of staff and not left in book bags, as these are not checked on a daily basis. 

We actively encourage the children to bring their book bag in to school everyday, so that they can choose a book to take home, as well as ensure letters and any other information reach parents and carers.