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Butterfly Class - Reception

We are a merged EYFS setting. This means our reception and nursery classes share a learning space. This fosters:

  •  Smoother Transitions: Starting school can be daunting. In a merged unit, familiar faces and routines ease anxiety, making the shift from nursery to reception seamless and stress-free.
  • Natural Learning: Younger children learn through observation and imitation. By interacting with older peers, they'll be exposed to more advanced concepts, accelerating their own development.
  • Social & Emotional Growth: Mixed-age groups encourage collaboration, empathy, and leadership skills. Reception children gain confidence supporting younger ones, while younger children develop social skills by interacting with a wider range of peers.
  • Richer Learning Environment: Our combined unit offers more resources and space, allowing for diverse activities and play areas that cater to a broader range of needs and interests.

It's important to remember that every child develops at their own pace. Experienced teachers in merged units ensure individual needs are met, providing a nurturing and stimulating environment for all.



Meet the team

Hollie Hannaford 

Early Years Teacher


Phonics Lead


Kathy Kelly

Early Years Practitioner


Amal El Bakhchioui

Learning Support Assistant


Curriculum Leaflets

What we're learning each term:

Home Learning Mat

Each half-term we ask that you complete some home learning activities linked to our current learning.