Mrs Tarbuck (RR) & Miss Pinkerton (RL)

In Reception at RL Hughes, children step into an exciting world of awe and wonder where we learn together through play, exploration and investigation. The large environment is perfectly suited to enahce learning and to provide children with every opportunity to excel. THe room is split into small child-size spaces to best aid learning and we have two gardens that the children can acess throguhout the day.

In Reception we play, plant, dig, read, write, count, measure weigh, construct, create, paint, build, sew, explore the outside world and imagine, whatever the weather.


During the course of the year we stude a wide range of books and poetry, including non-fiction books. The children become palaentologists, bakers, clothes designers, builders, architects... to name but a few things. They discover dinosaurs, pirates, travel the globe, bring stories to life, grow butterflies and frogs and cook and eat their own produce.

Sessions are carefully structured to ensure a balance between teacher and child led activities, meaning that the children thrive and become life-long learners, able to drive their own education. CHildren make friends for life and learn how to get along with one another, to share, care and celebrate each other's achievements.