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All About Reception Class

In Early Years at Healey JI&N School we are proud to offer a safe and nurturing environment where children are happy, confident and motivated to achieve their very best. We aim to provide excellent, high quality education and to enable children to become resilient and aspirational individuals. At Healey School we care about the whole child, so we ensure that children are emotionally and socially, as well as academically well rounded.

Our staff are welcoming, nurturing, highly skilled and will strive to make the Reception class a happy, secure environment where all children can thrive.


Early Years Lead and Reception Teacher - Mrs Jackson

Reception Teacher - Mrs Ingleby

Reception Teacher - Mrs Norcliffe

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Rashid, Miss Salu and Mrs Lunat

SEND support - Mrs Laher and Mrs Ibrar


Trusting relationships are quickly formed to ensure children and parents feel supported and part of our committed team. Partnerships with parents and carers are important to us and we strive to work together effectively. Welcome meetings are held yearly as well as stay and play sessions in Reading, Writing and Maths. 

The curriculum we follow in Early Years is progressive from the start of Nursery through to the end of Reception, with all children working towards achieving the Early Learning Goals. Some of our children join us on their learning journey in Reception. We are always delighted when families choose our school to share in this exciting time with them. Everyone is welcome!

In Reception, through careful and thoughtful planning based on our knowledge of individual children, we offer a wide variety of enjoyable activities and key learning experiences. However, much learning derives from spontaneity and children’s own interests. We are a team of committed and passionate professionals who care about individual needs and have the child’s voice at the heart of everything we do.

                                                                                                         Enjoying learning outside 

We support children in becoming independent, enthusiastic and inquisitive. We guide them to learn how to self-regulate, initiate their own learning both inside and outdoors, and thrive through our enriched curriculum. Adults support children as appropriate, providing and enhancing rich experiences, extending learning and capturing magical moments.
                                                                                   Pirate food tasting helps us to develop our vocabulary!

                                                                           "Yuck! Those crackers are stale and hard. Are these real worms?!"

Early language, reading and a love of books are at the heart of our curriculum. We explore new words daily and provide our children with a vocabulary rich environment. Key skills, including Read Write Inc Phonics and maths, are taught discretely on a daily basis, as well as being embedded into all areas of continuous provision. Our writing journey starts with mark making and conveying meaning, and then develops into writing simple words and sentences. Writing is always part of our daily routine. The seven areas of learning are carefully planned for, ensuring our environment offers a rich range of cross curricular opportunities.

                            We love reading outside