Miss C Smith

Reception Teacher

Welcome to Reception Class at Northbrook Primary Academy

Hello! From the Reception team here at NPA. 


As they take their first steps into their learning journey, children at Northbrook are encouraged to be active and independent learners. Here in Reception, our nurturing learning environment is designed to build upon children’s individual interests and is adapted and developed to suit the needs of our children. Children are given opportunities to learn about the world through play, engage in memorable and exciting opportunities and are able to personalise their learning to suit their own interests. 


Throughout their time in Reception, children are given opportunities to learn through a range of teacher led, one-to-one, group activities and child led activities. Children primarily learn through continuous provision in Reception, guided by play and their own imagination. Areas of provision are enhanced and planning around our 7 areas of learning (Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design). Children will also have opportunities to learn in our outdoor area and forest school so that can experience learning in different ways.  


As well as learning new educational skills, we work on becoming members of a new school community. We learn to form new friendships, become more independent, follow structures and routines and to let our little personalities grow. 

Don’t forget to check Seesaw regularly to see what Reception have been up to! 


Important days


Reception class have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday and should attend school in their PE kit on this day. 


Miss Smith ( Reception Class Teacher )  

Mrs Walmsley ( Reception Teaching Assistant )

Mrs Hall (Reception and Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistant)

Reception Curriculum

Below is the curriculum for Reception Class. This has been broken down by the area of learning and by half-term.

Autumn Half-term 1:


Autumn Half-term 2:

Reception Homework:

Autumn Half-term 1:

Autumn Half-term 2:


Autumn Half-term 1:

Autumn Half-term 2:

Parents' Information Afternoon Presentations 2022-23

Classteacher's presentation to parents: