Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4DT

01483 566586

Sandfield Primary School

Challenge ourselves, Learn together, Achieve success

Welcome to Reception Class

Meet the Team

Class Teacher is Mrs Emma Downes

Teaching Assistants are Miss Fiona Campbell-Bell amd Ms Lisa Wilde

Your Parent Reps are Mrs Niamh Tierney and Mrs Janine Malloy 


In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum where we plan for and assess children against 7 areas of learning (Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts & Design). 

The children have the opportunity to explore the inside and outside classrooms throughout the day. Each day the children learn through a mixture of child initiated play and adult led activities. All of the adults in Reception constantly engage with and observe children's play in order to plan for and deliver effective activities linked to their interests and abilities. The children have continuous access to ICT equipment, messy play and creative resources, role play, construction materials, writing and maths resources. Skillful interactions ensure that positive relationships are build, creating an environment where children can feel secure and flourish in their learning.

Helping your Child to Learn at Home

Useful Resources for Pupils in Key Stage 1

Reception Class Long Term Plan 2020-2021

The Week Ahead in Reception

What did we get up to in Reception last week?