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Welcome to Swallowfield Reception

Garden Foundation

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 – Miss Papworth

Teacher – Mrs Galloway

LSA in YRP – Mrs Ditty

LSA in YRG – Miss Mann

For your information

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

Summer Term:

Summer 1 Welcome letter 2022

Summer 1 Planning Overview 2022.docx

Spring Term:
Spring 2 Planning Overview 2022

Spring 2 Parent Letter 2022
CBC Covid parent flowchart

Reception Spring 1 Planning Overview 2022

Spring 1 Welcome letter 2022

Autumn Term:

Autumn 2 Welcome letter 2021

Autumn 2 Planning Overview 2021

Autumn 1 Welcome Letter 2021

Autumn 1 Planning Overview 2021.docx

Self Isolation Home Learning

If you are self-isolating for a short period of time whilst waiting for covid-19 results, here are some ideas for home learning during this time. If you need further learning resources for an extended period of time then please contact us via email and we will arrange this for you.

Our aim is to focus on one country per term.

The current term’s country is France:

Reception Spring Self Isolation Themes for Learning France

France Colouring Page

France Flag Colouring

Henri Matisse Art Activity

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

Keywords are shared in the following order to support children’s early recognition of phonically irregular 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 School