Welcome to Reception!

My name is Miss Nicola Ward - I'm the class teacher for Nursery and the EYFS Leader.

The other class teachers in the early year are:

Mrs Ahmed (RRA Tigers) Mrs N Vyas (RNV Leopards), Ms R Vagadia (RRV Lions) and Miss Patel (RBP Jaguars)

On this page we provide some essential information to help you support us in school and also support your child at home. We update the Reception page each half term with news about our learning, any changes to our timetable or useful links that might help as we change topics and move forward with our learning. We very much see your chid's time in Reception as a partnership with parents so please do email if you have any queries.

Our Timetables


Routines and Expectations

Drop off and Pick up. In the mornings you drop your child at the school gate anytime between 8.45am and 9am. They make their own way into the classrooms via the patio doors. Reception have reading time and registration whilst the children make their way into class. Any child arriving after 9am is late. At the end of the day the gates are unlocked at 3.10pm, parents come into the playground and collect their children from the classroom patio doors; learning time ends at 3.20pm, doors will open after this time.  

Daily Reading. Reading at home every day for at least 10 minutes is an absolute expectation in Reception. The children can read with you, to you, by themselves or with a sibling, the most important element is that you ask your child questions about what they have read to check their comprehension. Children need to bring their book bags into school daily where home reading records are checked. We incentivise reading by awarding stickers each time a child reads at home and these are collected to gain certificates. 

PE days. Remember children come to school wearing their PE kit. Reception's PE days in the Autumn term are: Tuesdays

Homework. We would like you to read with your child every day for homework. You can also practise phonic sounds, high frequency words and counting everyday objects at home. Homework will be set on a Friday and needs to be returned to school on the following Wednesday.

Spring Term Curriculum

Our main topic this term is: We're Going to the Zoo

See our curriculum newsletter for more details. 

Useful Websites

For links to commonly used websites such as Mathletics and TT Rockstars, please see our helpful websites for children page.


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Whitchurch Primary School and Nursery Wemborough Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2EQ
Interim Headteachers |
Mr M Bradley and Mr M Thompson-Lawrie