Welcome to our Reception page

At Hamstel Infant and Nursery School our vision is to provide our children a foundation for learning that will prepare them for the rest of their primary education and future success. We strongly believe in ensuring that our children are surrounded by a rich, stimulating environment with a broad and balanced curriculum. All our children are valued as individuals and we encourage each and every child to reach their full potential.

We work from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2021 alongside Development Matters 2021. There are seven areas of learning and development:


Prime Areas

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical development

  • Personal, social and emotional development


Specific Areas

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


We use fun and exciting topics to engage and hook the children into their learning. The year is split into six key themes and each week begins with a high quality book chosen to match out topic. During the Reception day your child will take part in short adult-led sessions including RWInc phonics, maths, handwriting and topic followed up with sort group activities to further embed their learning. The children also have the opportunity to engage in child initiated activities following their own interests.

Meet the Team

PE Days

Mrs V. Bryant & Mrs D. Bird

Kingfisher Class

Miss S Whiston

Peacock Class


Mrs L Jenkins

Woodpecker Class


Miss M Parmenter

Owl Class

Monday – Owl

Tuesday – Peacock

Wednesday – Kingfisher

Friday – Woodpecker

Outdoor Learning

Monday 25th April - Peacock

Tuesday 26th April - Owl

Wednesday 27th April - Kingfisher

Friday 29th April - Woodpecker

Monday 16th May - Peacock

Tuesday 17th May - Owl

Wednesday 18th May - Kingfisher

Friday 20th May - Woodpecker

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