Reception

Welcome back

Welcome to the start of another school year.  It has been really lovely to welcome back the children who are returning from the Nursery, and has been great to have so many wonderful new faces joining our Reception class! The children are all settling into school life, and we are excited for the fun year of learning and growing ahead of us.

Reception Team

  • Miss Stewart – Class Teacher
  • Miss Amevi – Class TA
  • Mr Kamar – Class TA

 

 

What we will be learning this term

This term we will be covering a few topics in Reception, as well as continuing our journey of phonics and having a large focus on reading.

We will be starting the term by learning all about superheroes and everyday superheroes such as police and doctors. We will be engaging in lots of role play and taking part in fun activities around the topic. We may even have some special visitors to show us how it’s done!

After half-term, we will then begin our Growing topic. We will be reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, looking at what plants need to grow, and be putting our green thumbs to the test by growing our own plants. We will also be investigating how we grow and change through the years.

Latest Reception News

Reception Staff

  • Chantal Stewart
    Chantal Stewart
    Reception Class Teacher
  • Kamar McCarthy-Botchway
    Kamar McCarthy-Botchway
    Reception Teaching Assistant
  • Amevi Dogbo
    Amevi Dogbo
    Teaching Assistant Reception

Upcoming Reception Events

There are no upcoming events.

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Chantal Stewart
Reception Class Teacher

Chantal Stewart – Reception Teacher

Additional Responsibilities
• EYFS Lead
I have recently joined Grinling Gibbons and I am very excited to be a part of the team. The children and staff at Grinling Gibbons have made me feel so welcome already. When I first visited the school, the children were extremely polite and friendly, and I knew straight away that this was the place where I wanted to be. In addition to this, the environment is filled with enthusiasm and genuine love and care for all.
This year I am teaching in Reception and I can’t wait to see how much the children progress and develop as the year goes on. Teaching children at such a crucial stage of their lives plays a big role in shaping the individuals they will go on to become, and I love being able to have a positive input into that.

Kamar McCarthy-Botchway
Reception Teaching Assistant

Kamar McCarthy-Botchway – Reception Teaching Assistant

I work as a Reception Teaching Assistant, teaching phonics and covering PPA every week.  I have been a part of the GG family since December 2020 now and I’ve never felt more at home in a place of work than I have here.

Working with the children at GG makes every day a new challenge. Getting to experience different personalities and enjoying each child’s presence is what makes every single day a true joy.  It makes me proud seeing the children come into reception.  Being able to contribute to their development as kids, and building relationships with them along the way, is a huge bonus. I draw so much motivation and inspiration from the wonderful people I work with, day in and day out.

Amevi Dogbo
Teaching Assistant Reception