Phase 1

Welcome to Phase 1. This Phase is made up of two Reception classes, Legos class and our Resource Base which is called Jigsaws.

Reception and Legos are led by Mrs Dooley (Phase Leader) and the Resource Base is led by Ms Webbe (SENCo) alongside Mrs Key (Assistant Head Teacher).


At BHPS we all share the same values, which you can see on the right.

Value points are awarded when children demonstrate our core values. These are called values points and are awarded through Class Dojo.

To find out what your children will be learning each half term, please see our Curriculum Overviews.

If you have any concerns or pastoral issues you would like to share, in the first instance speak to your child’s class teacher, either directly in person or through class dojo (these messages of which will be responded to during the school working-hours). If it’s an urgent matter, please contact the school office.

The Phase 1 Team

  • Mrs E Barton-Hunt - Class RH Teacher
  • Miss J Courtney - HLTA
  • Mrs N Crisp - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs N Yasmeen - Teaching Assistant

Our Learning

In Reception, we are following the new EYFS Framework as early adopters:

We will be focussing our learning around seven key areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

PE Days

PE will take place:

  • Monday - Class RH
  • Tuesday - Class RB

Please send your child in with their PE kit on these days.

Reading at Home

Reading opportunities happen daily in Reception. Your child will need to have their reading book bag in school every day and new reading books are given out every Friday.

Children also have the opportunity to change their library books every week.

Please spend time sharing these books with your child and enjoying the experience of reading together.

Our Learning Environment

Our children spend their time in Early Years following their own interests and ideas.

The environment is our ‘third teacher’ and we follow examples from the Curiosity Approach, Early Excellence and the works of Alistair Bryce-Clegg to provide the highest level of provision for our young learners.

We have two classrooms, a large free-flow outdoor learning area and a wide range of high-quality resources that provide children with the opportunities to become active learners. At Blakesley, we understand what makes children successful learners and make sure that we provide the children with endless opportunities to develop these skills.

Playing and Exploring – Engagement

Children need the opportunity to play and explore, recreating their own experiences in order to make sense of their world.

We encourage children to take risks, try new things and have a go at things that might challenge them.

Creating and Thinking Critically - Thinking

We aim to provide a culture where children are confident to think for themselves, have their own ideas, and share them with others.

Children are encouraged to draw on their own experiences in order to make links, notice patterns, make predictions and test their own ideas.

We encourage children to take control of their learning, developing their independence by choosing ways to do things, making and adapting plans and learning problem-solving skills to achieve their goals.

Active Learning - Motivation

We encourage children to persevere and keep trying, and always support them to become their best selves.

We encourage children to become involved and be active participants in their learning, developing and nurturing high levels of fascination and curiosity.

We nurture a sense of pride and celebrate when the children achieve what they set out to do.