Never stop learning; for when we stop learning, we stop growing.
Loyal 'Jack' Lewman


Welcome to Reception, where your child will start to build on the learning foundations they secured in Nursery.
Our teachers in Reception are;
Miss O'Neil RH 
Miss Younis RM
Children in our Early Years follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).

Welcome to Reception at Heath Mount!

The Reception year is an exciting and crucial stage in your child's educational journey, and at Heath Mount, we are dedicated to making it a magical and enriching experience.

What our Reception year includes:

  1. Playful Learning Adventures: In Reception, we believe in the power of play as a tool for exploration and discovery. Our curriculum is carefully crafted to engage young minds through a variety of hands-on activities, fostering a love for learning that will last a lifetime.
  2. Nurturing Environment: Our experienced and caring educators create a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe, valued, and ready to take their first steps into formal education. We understand that every child is unique, and we celebrate and support their individual strengths and interests.
  3. Building Fundamental Skills: The Reception year focuses on building essential skills in literacy, numeracy, and social development. Through interactive lessons and creative play, we lay the foundations for future academic success while promoting a strong sense of community and friendship.
  4. Active Learning: Our classrooms are dynamic spaces where children actively engage with the world around them. From interactive reading corners to outdoor exploration, we encourage curiosity and imagination, helping children develop a natural enthusiasm for learning.
  5. Parental Involvement: We believe in the importance of a strong partnership between school and home. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their child's educational journey, whether through homework, regular updates on ClassDojo, Parent’s Evenings and special events.
  6. Smooth Transition: Recognizing that starting school is a significant milestone, we ensure a smooth transition from home to school. Our dedicated staff is here to support both children and parents, making the Reception year a positive and memorable experience for everyone involved.

Join us at Heath Mount and let the adventure of learning begin! We are committed to providing a foundation of knowledge, skills, and a love for learning that will set your child on a path to success.


 We look forward to sharing all of our exciting learning with you over the next year.

Please check back regularly to see what we have been doing.

Please see the link below for information regarding the Reception Baseline Assessment:

Reception Baseline Information for Parents and Carers

Guide to EYFS Framework