Welcome to Reception!

We are Sue Geoghegan and Paul Shrubb, and we are the teachers in the Reception team at Littlehaven Infant School. Our wider team of teaching assistants include Lorna Harding, Helen King and Kelly White. Together we ensure that your child has the best start to their school life. There are two reception classes called Kingfishers and Peacocks. The children have free flow access to both classes, as well as the use of our large outdoor area. We want to work in partnership with you to help your children to become lifelong learners.

Scroll down and have a look at some of our learning so far!

Weekly newsletters can be found at the bottom of the page.

Click on the gallery below to see some photos from the Easter bonnet day.

On Monday 27th September we discovered a change to our classrooms and outside. Each had a ‘Message Centre’ and nobody knew where they had come from. Later in the day we were sent a video that showed us that a fairy had been into school. Click on the video below to see the magical movie! We don’t quite know what it means but we’ve spent the day mark marking for our own mysterious messages.

Today (13th October) we received an audio message from the fairy. It’s the first time we have heard her speak, but we heard the giggle before! Click below to hear it:

After making a Fairy Garden for our Message Fairy friend, she sent us a video of when she visited it! It looks and sounds like she loves it!!!

Click below to open a gallery of photos from the first week in school!

Click on the video below for help and ideas for segmenting and blending with your child.

Below is a link to our Physical Development (PD) leaflet, and our Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED) leaflet:

We have been sharing Dough Disco with the children at school. To see information about what we do, plus a demonstration, press play below:

Tricky Word Games
Click below for a video with Mr Shrubb, giving you ideas to help teach your child the Reception tricky words.

Click on the link below to watch our Nativity performance for 2021. We hope you enjoy it!

We sing lots of songs at school. Click below to see links of some of the ones we love to use:

Click below to watch the Stage 1 Song of Sounds performed by Miss White, Mrs Harding and Mrs King from our Reception team:

We have been teaching the children rhymes to help them form their numbers correctly. Use the buttons below to see them:

To help the children to hold their pencil correctly, we have started to teach them the ‘Nip, Flip, Grip’ method. Watch the video below for a quick demonstration:

Books for Topics is a website that gives links to online stories, read by the author or illustrator of the book. Story times are so important for their development so this is another way to share books together. Click the link below to access 8 different stories.

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Hawkesbourne Road, Horsham,
West Sussex, RH12 4EH

01403 260608

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