Langdale Primary School

‘’Work Together, Learn Together, Grow Together’’

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Langdale Primary School

‘’Work Together, Learn Together, Grow Together’’

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Welcome to the Reception Class Page!




Mrs. Barker (R1 Monday-Wednesday)

Mrs. Nadin (R1 Thursday-Friday)

Mrs. Kemlo (R2)


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs. Edwards (R1)

Mrs. Niebieszczanski (R2)





Our Early Years Foundation Stage is based on four themes:

* A Unique Child
* Enabling Environments
* Learning and Development

* Positive Relationships


A Unique Child

At Langdale we believe that every child is different, and this is reflected in our planning, provision and assessments. A Learning Journey is kept for each child, in which we keep examples of children's written work, along with any adult observations. Each Learning Journey contains information about the type of learner that the child is and what their interests are. We aim for these LJs to be a close reflection of the child. We always hand-write and hand-produce each child's learning journey to make them more personal to each individual (you will never see a computer generated learning journey for your child in our Early Years, as computers don't know your little person as well as we do!) We also give our children lots of opportunity to view, discuss and contribute to their learning journeys. We involve children in the planning of lessons, by asking them what they would like to see in the classroom each week, and by discussing what they would like to have more practise at. Children are also given time to reflect on their own learning, and self-evaluate where they are at, and where they would like to go next.




Enabling Environments

In Reception we have lots of fun, while we learn through play!


We want your child to enjoy school, because we feel that happy children are ready to learn. We do this by creating a stimulating, fun and educational environment where children can play, explore and investigate in real life situations. We are very keen to ensure your child develops the skills to become an independent learner.

We have a 'free-flow' system, in which we encourage children to choose whether they want to learn indoors or outdoors, and are free to move between the two areas throughout the day. 


Learning and Development

The Foundation Stage Framework is broken down into three prime areas:


  • Personal, Social, Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language


As well as four specific areas;


  • Maths

  • Literacy

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


Characteristics of Effective Learning


Playing and exploring – engagement

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to ‘have a go’


Active learning – motivation

  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do


Creating and thinking critically – thinking

  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing ways to do things


Positive Relationships

As your child’s first educators the role of the parent is paramount to the successful implementation of the EYFS Curriculum. We want you to be involved at every stage of your child’s learning journey, therefore we have an 'open door' policy, where you can contact one of our Recepetion team members about ANYTHING at ANYTIME! We have a number of systems in place through which you can keep up to date with your child's learning and progress...please see below, or see your information packs for more information on this.



You can contact us via email on:


We have lots of ways in which you can stay in touch and continue to be involved in your child's learning, including:

- Fortnightly 'Stay and Share' Sessions (starting mid Autumn Term)

- Weekly Drop-in Sessions (starting mid Autumn Term)

- 'Coffee and Catch Up' mornings in which your child can share their learning journeys with you

- Biannual Parents' Evening

- Annual Written Report, sent out at the end of the academic year




Contact Form

Message us at any time of day or night and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. The Reception Team

Listen Up!

During the Autumn Term we are working on developing our speaking and listening skills. The goal is for all of our children to be able to listen attentively and respond to 2-part instructions, ask questions, answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions, and to be able to speak in full sentences, whilst  including any relevant detail. 

You can help at home by encouraging your child to speak clearly using full sentences, encourage them to give detail, engage in dialogue with your children, e.g. by speaking to them about their school day. Please also see our ‘Vocabulary of the Week’ on our end -of-week review letters. 

R2 had a visit from the tooth fairy too, we couldn't believe the fairy was inside our classroom! She even too away the tooth that she had this morning!
Picture 1

We came into school to find a trail of what looked like 'Fairy Dust' in the classroom, leading to a small pouch containing a little tooth, and a letter.

Later that day, look what Mrs Barker found on her camera!





Then look what we found on the camera!





Our teeth

Our teeth 1 Brushing teeth
Our teeth 2 Touch counting practise
Our teeth 3 Brushing teeth
Our teeth 4 Using tweezers to pick up 'teeth'
Our teeth 5 Making dough teeth
Our teeth 6 Cutting out teeth
Our teeth 7 cutting out teeth
Our teeth 8 sorting foods that are good and bad for our teeth
Our teeth 9 making teeth with playdough
Our teeth 10 using tweezers to add teeth
Our teeth 11 making teeth with playdough
Our teeth 12 making teeth with playdough
Our teeth 13 playing in the dentist
Our teeth 14 playing in the dentist
Our teeth 15 brushing teeth
Our teeth 16 finding the missing numbers
Our teeth 17 finding the missing numbers
Our teeth 18 sorting foods that are good and bad for our teeth

Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk 1
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Autumn Walk 3
Autumn Walk 4
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Phonics 1
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Phonics 3

All About Me!

All About Me! 1 Our House role play
All About Me! 2 Our House role play
All About Me! 3 A baby has been born!
All About Me! 4 A baby has been born!
All About Me! 5 Baby clinic role play
All About Me! 6 Making collages of different textures
All About Me! 7 Bath time!
All About Me! 8 Poorly baby
All About Me! 9 Sand play
All About Me! 10 Water play
All About Me! 11 Being creative
All About Me! 12 Working as a team
All About Me! 13 Enjoying books
All About Me! 14 Reading is fun
All About Me! 15 Quiet time
All About Me! 16 We find out lots of information from books
All About Me! 17 Do you have a favourite book?
All About Me! 18 Learning to read
All About Me! 19 Wash baby’s clothes and hang them out to dry
All About Me! 20 Playing and learning outside
All About Me! 21 Learning on the tablets
All About Me! 22 Helping each other
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All About Me! 24 Technology at the heart of our learning
All About Me! 25 Role play
All About Me! 26 Counting red and white blood cells in the ‘blood’
All About Me! 27 Practising our pencil control
All About Me! 28 Constructing
All About Me! 29 Exploring and finding out
All About Me! 30 Finding body parts in the sand
All About Me! 31 Completing puzzles
All About Me! 32 Working together
All About Me! 33 Celebrating our achievements
All About Me! 34 Constructing
All About Me! 35 Exploring shape
All About Me! 36 Sketching outdoors
All About Me! 37 Open ended challenges
All About Me! 38 Creative!
All About Me! 39 Practicing number formation
All About Me! 40 Working with larger numbers
All About Me! 41 Challenging ourselves and aiming high
All About Me! 42 Bringing the outdoors indoor
All About Me! 43 Making maths real
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Termly Newsletters

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Please make sure you read the wonderful comments from our parents. We are so lucky to have such supportive parents.


“She really enjoyed your classes and I believe that this was reflected in her achievements “.


”My son has loved you and the class!”


”You have given him such care and treated him as an individual. .. Educationally he has come on in leaps and bounds, and emotionally much more regulated!” 


"My child loves praise and thoroughly enjoys being given the responsibility of fruit monitor"


"I love the pictures on the website, seeing them in action"


"I am overwhelmed with the progress my child has made and couldn't have wished for anything better"


"The weekly newsletters are great and really help us to engage the children in what they have been doing; without this we wouldn't know half of what they have been up to...."


"The team are doing a fantastic job, I really value the level of communication we have and in such a variety of different ways..."


"My child loves school, she is so upset when she has to have a day off if she is poorly..."


"Receiving emails at 10pm at night just sums up the teacher's dedication to her class. She is always on hand and is ready to look after my little girl with cuddles or a listening ear"


"My child's teacher greets both parents and children with such warmth"


"My sons reading and writing has greatly improved since being in Reception"


"Year 1 will have a lot to live up to!!"frown


"It is very impressive to see the documentation of my child's learning progress. The teacher is very hard working and knows my child as well as I do"


"I know my child is getting outstanding teaching and support and we are thoroughly impressed with what she has achieved in such a short space of time in Reception"


"The work that goes into my child's learning journey is phenomenal, the teacher must spend so much of their own time ensuring that these are completed"


”I am delighted with the progress that my child has made in Reception!”


“My  child has had a fantastic year, and a great start to his schooling.”




Thank you so much for your ongoing support - as our school motto says

" We work together, to learn together, in order to grow together"