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Welcome to Swallowfield Reception

Our ‘Reception’ classes are for our children who are in their first year of more formalised education year, from when they start school until they enter Year 1 in the September after they are 5.
The early years of a child’s life are an important stage when the foundations for future development are established. At school, in the reception classes, we foster the child’s own interests and offer activities that extend, enrich and develop potential. Activities and first hand experiences are the key to learning and lay the foundations for their further education.

Young children learn as they play. Attitudes, skills and knowledge are acquired as the child strives to understand his world.


Meet the team




Teacher – Mrs Cresswell

Teacher – Mrs Harris (Monday – Thursday)


LSAs in Ash – Mrs Ford and Mrs Candelon


  Teacher in Elm/School Pastoral Lead – Mrs Garratt

Teacher in Elm – Mrs Davies (Thursday – Friday)

LSA in YRBM – Ms Mann


For your information

Click the links below to see what we will be doing over this academic year.

EYFS Long Term Planning 2023-2024

Autumn Term:

MTP Autumn 2 – Festivals & Community Heroes

Spring Term:

MTP Spring 2 – Once Upon A Time

Spring 2 Home Learning

Spring 2 Welcome Letter 2023

General Resources:

Celebrate your children’s achievements at home with us using the following template:  home celebration recording template

Access to the NumBots early Maths support app can be accessed on your computer by following the link: https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

Common Exception Words/Red Words are shared in the following order to support children’s early recognition of phonically irregular words:

Reception Common Exception Words

Parent support for Read Write Inc letter sounds and digraphs:

Please find the formation rhymes for the letter sounds below in a document kindly produced by Miss Harding. Please note that since this document was created the set 1 sounds teaching order has changed slightly. All the digraphs (2 letters, 1 sound) are now taught after all the alphabet singular sounds have been taught.

Read Write Inc Formation Rhymes




Weathercock Close
Woburn Sands
Milton Keynes
MK17 8SR
01908 582 101

Swallowfield Primary