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Brimscombe CE VA Primary School

Brimscombe CE VA Primary School

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Reception - Robins

 Welcome Reception Class 

The Early Years at Brimscombe Primary School consists of

- a Preschool Class,' The Ladybirds' (from 3 years) 

- a Reception Class, 'The Robins.'

Robin Class.                                                                                                                                                       Robins class has a smaller number of pupils than the other classes at Brimscombe, taught as a single year group within the Early Years' Department (our published admission number is 15 children.)  This gives pupils the best start possible, providing a personalised curriculum with a balance of structured play activities, both indoors and out, alongside the development of good basic skills in reading, writing and maths.  

Play                                                                                                                                                    Learning through play is a big part of the early years experience. Children learn so much through play that it is a very important part of the school day with regular opportunities for structured and unstructured play. We encourage our children to be outside and active as much as we can.

Hands on learning is a priority for us and there are many opportunities for the children to discover and follow their own interests and strengths.


Ofsted 2021- "They develop strong social skills through collaborative play. Children's physical development is also well-developed through a range of resources and activities." 


They follow a slightly different timetable to the rest of the school which allow free flow play and lots of outside learning opportunities.

Robin's class use two published schemes for teaching phonics. Letters & Sounds and Jolly Phonics.

Ofsted 2021- "Children in Early Years explore imaginary worlds through well-structured activities. This enables them to practise their language well with each other." 

Reception children are taught in Robin Class by Mrs Singh.

Mrs Singh assumes overall responsibility for preschool as part of the Early Years' Department. Mrs Birchley is our preschool teaching assistant. 

Robins Reception Class and Preschool Ladybirds share the large preschool room and a smaller reception classroom. The outdoor learning zone has been totally transformed in the past few years and boasts excellent resources. Take a look at our photos and see what fun we're having! 


Our fab EYFS teaching team as seen by some of our youngest artists



Brimscombe Hill, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2QR

01453 882474

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