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020 8854 3637

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East Wickham

Primary Academy,

Wickham Street,

Welling, DA16 3BP

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East Wickham

Primary Academy

Caring, Supporting, Achieving


Welcome to Reception

Mrs AliMrs SansomMrs DalyMrs Norris-Jones

Reception Teacher

Class R2- M,T,W

Reception Teacher

Class R1- M,T,W

Reception Teacher

Class R1- Th, F

HLTA Reception

Class R2 - Th, F

 Reception Welcome Leaflet

Curriculum Documents

Learning Focus



We use Tapestry, an online learning journal to help teachers and parents records the progress of our children in Nursery and Reception.


If you have completed the form, you can logon using this link.



What is Tapestry?

Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal where teachers record photos, observations and comments, for parents to see at home.

This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children's play and learning in and outside of the classroom.


How does Tapestry work?

Tapestry provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal held online, only you can see your child's journal no other parents will be able to see your child's journal. Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password (which is pre-set by us but can be changed by you to make it more secure). All EYFS staff are also given a secure log-in.

Then both you and our staff can then upload observations, photos or videos; recording children's achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the curriculum.


How do I get a login for my child?

At the start of each year we automatically create you a Tapestry account using the email address you have provided during the enrollment process. Once created, you will receive an email from Tapestry asking you to complete the setup by creating a secure password and PIN. If you do not supply an email address, we will be unable to create you a Tapestry account.

If you require any more information, you can either speak to your child's teacher or the school office.

What Our Children Say

Here are some responses from our some of our Reception children about what they think of their school:

"I like school when I can draw because drawing is fun" by Denzel
"We love school because we can play with our friends" by Kymani and Timothy
"I love going to Forest School so I can get messy and dig up lots of worms" by Jake

Daily routine

The children are met and welcomed for the day in the playground. They come in with their teacher and hang up their coats and put away their book bags independently.

We then have registration where each child is encouraged to sign in by writing their name. After which, the children engage in a whole class Maths Mastery lesson. This includes the children singing and talking about the days of the week, months of the year, today’s date and weather. They also consolidate their maths learning from the previous day and are introduced to the new maths learning for that day.

During the morning, we have one session of phonics (revisiting sounds learnt so far, learning a new sound, reading and spelling tricky words, reading and spelling words with the new sound of the day, segmenting and blending CVC words as well as reading and writing a sentence). Other activities through the day include - small group writing/topic work and choosing a variety of challenging and stimulating free choice activities that are linked to the current topic both inside and out.

The children have access to free-flow play all day. All three Reception classes share a large outdoor area. The varied activities outside are linked to the indoor learning but on a bigger scale. 


The children enjoy snack time together each day. They have a variety of fruit to choose from and are encouraged to drink a cup of water.

Welcome to School

During our first few weeks in Reception we spent time getting to know our classmates and our new environment. We enjoyed playing in the different learning areas and exploring new resources. We all painted a self portrait to be displayed in the corridor as the new members of East Wickham Reception. As part of our daily routine two helping hands are selected to help out their class for the day. We each decorated a hand and look forward to our turn of being the helper. 

'I am Amazing, I feel Fine'

As part of our recent project 'I am Amazing, I feel Fine' Reception have been exploring their feelings. We have discussed how we feel at different times and thought about what makes us feel these ways. Reception have learnt key words to describe their feelings and have shared ways that we can make each other feel better. We really enjoyed creating Feeling Faces during the project! We were able to use different toppings to decorate our biscuits and they tasted so yummy!



Nearest and Dearest

As part of our topic Nearest and Dearest we have been thinking about our families at home and also how we are one big family at East Wickham Primary School. We painted a portrait of our friend, made friendship bracelets and drew a picture of our families.


Outdoor Learning


Reception have really enjoyed exploring the forest in their weekly outdoor learning session.



Woodwork Station

We have our own woodwork section in the outdoor learning area and we will be using it very soon.