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Reception National Curriculum Coverage

Teacher: Mrs Taylor 

 Hello, I am Mrs Taylor and I will be teaching the Reception class four days a week from September. I am very pleased that I am the lucky teacher that is welcoming you in September, and that I will be at the start of your school journey at Meadowside Academy.

I have two children of my own. My eldest is heading into Year 2, and my youngest has just turned 3.  I can sympathise with your grown-ups and I know you and your family will have lots of emotions about coming to school. I will do everything I can to make you feel safe, reassured and have lots of fun....and help the grown-ups feel reassured too. Reception is such an exciting messy, action packed classroom, full of curiosity and magical bursts of learning. I love Reception because I love watching the foundations of learning grow. It’s so rewarding to see you arrive as little ones, and then leave being able to read, write, draw, paint, imagine, enquire, experiment, add numbers, subtract numbers, recognise shapes...even share and compromise... and all the other wonderful things you absorb and learn. 

When I am at home, I don’t have much spare time when I am running after my own two children. We do most things together. We love spending time outdoors, anything crafty and snuggling up on the sofa with popcorn to watch a movie. We love books in our house! I love reading my own books, but I also treasure sharing stories with my children.  Our favourites are the ’The Snail and the Whale’, ‘Mr Big’ and ‘Superato’. We sing and dance lots in our family (especially in the kitchen), but I apologies in advance for my singing voice. I am sure that your beautiful voices will out shine mine. 

I am so excited to properly meet you and show you our beautiful classroom. I know you are going to love spending time in our Reception classroom! You are going to make so many friends and memories, and I will always be there to give you a helping hand in anything you need.

Have a lovely summer and I look forward to hearing all of your exciting stories and news. 

Mrs Taylor

Teacher: Mrs Meynell

Hi everyone, I’m Mrs Meynell and I am very excited to meet you in September and I’m looking forward to finding out all about your summer holiday fun! I will be teaching Reception class one day a week and will be your teaching assistant on the other days. I love to help you learn through play. In the afternoon, on the day I’m teaching, we will go into our wonderful forest area to do some outdoor learning.  Protecting our natural world and wildlife is very important to me.

I enjoy injecting fun into our lessons such as singing along to maths songs, maybe adding in some actions and a little dance too! Creativity is high up on my list of favourite things and I can just see us all now using our imaginations in our classroom and outdoor area. I’m a massive Harry potter fan, I might wear my Gryffindor cloak one day for some magical fun.

In my spare time, I love to sew and make clothes, furnishings and handmade gifts for friends and family. My favourite hobby is upcycling old furniture and it’s amazing to see the end product looking fresh and pretty.  Quite a few girls at Meadowside know me as Brown owl at the Brownie group I lead. If you ask what is my favourite animal, it’s a flamingo and a giraffe because they both have funny legs.

I cannot wait to get to know you all

Mrs Meynell



Scroll down to see all the exciting learning we will be doing this term in school. It will be linked to our whole school Big Idea - 'I am an eco warrior'

Here is the Link to our Reception Blog:

Reception Class Blog

In Reception, we use Tapestry to communicate with grown-ups at home and show off all the super things the children do in school. Tapestry allows parents and guardians at home to see the learning journey the children go on each day.
'If you are having trouble accessing your child's Tapestry account then please contact Mrs Taylor directly.



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