Reception 2020 - 2021

Miss Vaughan

Welcome to Reception

With Miss Vaughan, Mrs Bristow and Mrs Williams.

A big, warm welcome to all of our new and existing Highfield children and families. We are so excited to welcome you in to Reception and we really look forward to working with each and every one of you. We hope that you find this page useful. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.

Early Years – Willen Primary School

During the first half term our main priority will be to really get to know each individual child. We will focus on personal, social and emotional development, ensure children understand routines, rules and expectations and will focus on establishing positive relationships with peers and adults. We want your child to settle in well to Reception class and feel happy, safe and secure.



In Reception we follow a 'Narrative Immersion Curriculum.' Each term the story box gifts us a new text. As we enter story world we learn how the plot of the story unfolds and we get to know each character well,The Way Back Home (The Boy, #3) by Oliver Jeffers often helping the different characters to overcome problems along the way! This term our story is called 'The Way Back Home,' by Oliver Jeffers. It is a story about a little boy who, one day finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. He doesn't remember leaving it in there but decides to take it out for a go straight away. Will the aeroplane have enough petrol? Will he get stuck somewhere? We will follow the little boy along his adventure in which he meets an alien. Together they work to find their way back home. The planning for this narrative can be found below in the 'files to download' section. If you would like to share the story at home, please click on the following link:

For those children who are learning at home, please click the link below to access the curriculum being covered this week. 

Appearing here will be:

Work for the week beginning 29th June

Here are some of the activities that your friends have been 

doing in school this week.  You might wish to give them a try!  


PE is on a Tuesday. On this day, please send your child dressed in their PE kit to school. Reading andReading Clipart | Clipart Panda - Free Clipart Images | Moldes de niños,  Carteleras escolares, Preescolar imagenes fostering a love of books is an integral part of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Your child will bring home three books a week. One book will be a library book which is to be shared between yourself and your child. The other two books will be from our reading scheme 'Big Cat Collins.' It is expected that your child reads these books to you. As your child's phonics skills and knowledge progress, they will be able to 'wow' you with their early reading skills. Books will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday.

Tapestry | Settle Church of England Primary SchoolHere at Highfield, we use an online learning journal called 'Tapestry' to record your child's learning. This will allow you to see any observations, pictures and videos that we have made of your child in the learning environment. It is used as a communication tool between school and home and so we very much encourage you to add your own observations to your child's learning journal as much as you can. We absolutely love to see what your child has been learning at home.

Some useful websites:

Online (using your own personal login) (using your own personal login)


Tapestry have provided recommended activities you can do with your children which you can find in the 'Files to Download' section below.,584,037,589,000 (use code CVDTWINKLHELPS to access all resources) 


Files to Download

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Contact the School

Highfield Primary School

Blacon Point Road

Tel: 01244 259650