Happiness and Courage

Welcome to Blakesley Hall Primary School Reception. This is the foundation year of your child’s education. We look forward to working with you and your child over the coming year.

During this important year your child will be taught by class teachers:

  • Miss Bowker (RB) - Year Group Leader
  • Mrs Arshad (RA)
  • Mr Wareham (RW)

Supported by teaching assistants:

  • Mrs Machin
  • Mrs Crisp
  • Miss Wilson
  • Miss Flynn

We aim to provide a safe, stimulating learning environment as we believe all children deserve the best possible education and support to fulfil their potential.

Hopefully we will provide the foundations for your child to become independent, self-motivated and equipped with the skills needed for future school life.

PE will take place:

  • RB - Monday
  • RA - Monday
  • RW - Tuesday

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

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

Timetables for Reception classes:


Learning about Remembrance Day, Diwali and Bonfire Night in the Autumn Term. The children have enjoyed creating lovely art work..
The children made toast in their home corner, developing skills to use tools and of course enjoying some snack time!

Enjoying our first PE lessons in the hall. They know about the importance of exercise and how to be healthy.
Lots of parents attended the Reading workshop to learn about phonics and reading at our school.

Enjoying a trip to Birmingham's Thinktank Museum.
Learning how things work.