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Reception Class

Welcome to Long Mead Foundation community.  We are delighted to offer a broad and balanced curriculum in a warm and friendly atmosphere.  The nursery and reception classes work closely together.  The children in this class are taught by Mrs Hooper, Miss Webster, Mrs Beel and Miss Dann.

Baseline Assessment

Those children who are in Year R, in common with all pupils nationally, will be shortly taking Baseline Assessment, which identifies what the children are able to do at the beginning of their Reception Year, there is an information booklet for parents which explains this.

All the children in the foundation stage will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which encompasses learning and development in seven main areas.


The prime areas are fundamental and support learning and development in all other areas.  The three prime areas are:


  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

The specific areas include essential knowledge and skills, these are:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the world

  • Expressive arts and design

The activities and experiences we provide will enable the children to develop in these seven areas in a happy, safe and playful environment.

The classroom is a bright airy space with lots of fantastic displays and stimulating resources, the children also have access to a wonderful outdoor area, which has been widely praised by educational advisors. The children are taught to respect themselves and others and to be well mannered and kind.

The staff in Long Mead Foundation Unit are happy, enthusiastic and keen to create a safe and supportive environment for your child.  Our approach to learning is playful, stimulating and inspiring.  It is the right of all children to learn to love learning and have a positive school experience enabling them to reach their full potential.


For the April 2024 newsletter click here.

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For the September 2023 newsletter click here.

For older newsletters see below:

For the April 2023 newsletter click here.

For the June 2023 newsletter click here.

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