Welcome to Reception!
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Our Reception intake includes two classes, each benefitting from experienced teaching and support staff. We operate on a daily basis through a flexible timetable where children experience a mix of adult directed teaching alongside long uninterrupted periods of child initiated learning both inside and outside.
Children are provided with opportunities to read and write throughout the environment and resources are put out to suit children’s interests and needs. We work closely with our on-site school nursery as well as private nurseries to ensure a smooth transition into school and work closely with families to support both children and parents with any anxieties they may have with starting school.
We maintain these relationships through personal conversations and our online Learning Journey - Tapestry.
Please note, if you are unable to access the internet easily at home, weekly, printed home learning packs will be available from our school office, please email the class teacher to arrange collection.
If you would like any further information or have a question to ask about home learning, please do not hesitate to email your child's class teacher on the following email.
Mrs Fenn: Ladybird@westgatecp.co.uk
Mrs Heuer and Mrs Lingwood: Butterfly@westgatecp.co.uk
A staff member will get back to you as soon as possible, although this might not always be straight away due to personal circumstances or technical issues beyond their control.
If you feel you just need a listening ear, do get in contact with us here at school on 01284 755988 - there will always be someone who can talk things through with you.
Thank you for working with us to support your child's learning.