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Welcome to Reception

On behalf of all the children, parents and staff at Featherstone Academy we would like to welcome you to our Foundation stage. We aim for all our children to have a happy and enjoyable start to their Reception year in order to build a successful foundation for learning and we wish to involve you in this process throughout their journey. We hope that this will be the start of a long, happy and successful journey of education for your child here at Featherstone Academy. 

It is widely recognised that a child’s experiences between birth and the age of five have a major impact on their life which is why we ensure each child is offered a secure and happy environment where they feel special and safe throughout Little learners, Nursery and Reception. All our children are encouraged to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow within Featherstone Academy, ensuring they develop the confidence and self-belief to become strong and unique individuals. 

Early Year’s Curriculum 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum where the ‘Seven Areas of Learning’ are an integral part of each day. We follow the children’s interests and set topics to stimulate excitement and enthusiasm. All children are valued as individuals and work at their own pace, with the support of knowledgeable staff who are able to differentiate activities specifically tailored to the needs of each child.  

Playing, exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically are all essential building blocks crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. This is also vital for building their capacity to learn to form relationships and thrive. Children learn and develop through opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments which is crucial to their Personal, Social and Emotional Development. 


Our Reception Class Team

Miss Odedra - Teacher

Mrs Mitchell - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hadjiouannou - Teaching Assistant

Please click here to view Development Matters Statements

Please click here to view The Early Learning Goals

Please click here to view our Topic Overview

Please click here to view our Welcome to Reception Booklet

Reception Information


If you would like more information about joining the Trust, or would like an informal chat about our work, please don’t hesitate to call Professor Michelle Shaw on: 01902 518592. JOIN THE TRUST