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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to the start of the learning journey at Trowell C of E Primary School.


Your child’s first experience in school is very important.  Here at Trowell, we recognise that settling into school is a big step for your child and we endeavour to make it a happy and enjoyable transition.  Our aim is to make school a happy, stimulating and rewarding environment for your child to discover, learn and play in a wide range of experiences.  It is very important to us that home and school work together in developing an effective partnership.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum


During the reception year, your child will follow the national Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, working towards the Early Learning Goals.  Throughout the year, your child will be involved in a wide range of activities every day, developing his/her skills in many different areas.

Sometimes, your child will be involved in a task that focuses upon developing a skill in one specific area, such as, practising handwriting.  At other times, he/she will be involved in tasks that encompass a wide range of skills such as, building with large bricks or playing with puppets.  The class teacher, or learning support assistant, will support your child through every step of their learning development.  Your child will be encouraged to practise his/her skills to a high standard and to celebrate all achievements.

Parent Guide to EYFS

Reception Staff


Miss Armstrong is the class teacher from Monday to Friday.

Mrs Thompson is the class T.A from Monday to Friday

Mrs Travell covers the class on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning and is

supported by Mrs Thompson.


Please come and see any one of us if you have any questions, queries or concerns.