Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception’s webpage! 

Our class teacher in Class 1 is Mrs Akyurek and our Learning Support Assistant is  Miss King.

Our class teacher in Class 2 is Mrs McDermott and our Learning Support Assistant is  Mrs Davies.

Important Information:

  • The school gates open at 8.45 and the register is taken at 8:55. Anyone arriving after this time will be marked as late. School finishes at 3.20pm. In order to keep everyone safe, please stand back from the  doors at drop off and pick up times.
  • Water bottles can be brought into school, please ensure bottles are labelled and contain only water.
  • Please ensure all school uniform is clearly labelled, including coats.
  • P.E is on a Friday- kits are provided and be sent home at the end of every half term.


What do we learn in Reception?

Click the link below to see what we will be learning about in each subject, each half-term, during our time in Reception!

Reception Overview 2023-24


Supporting Learning at Home

Seesaw Expectations British School of Beijing, Shunyi

Please log on to your child’s Seesaw account to see what we have been up to in school and for activities to complete at home. 

Phonics and Early Reading

At Northcote Primary School we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

As a result, our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Northcote Primary School, we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.

There is more information for families using the following links: