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Our aim is to make every child feel valued and happy because that is when learning is most effective.

Reception New Starters 2020/2021

It was lovely to meet you! 



Thank you for making time to meet us last Wednesday and for collecting your information packs and special gift. 

We are very excited about seeing you all again in September. 

If you were unable to collect your pack last week, please contact the Reception Office to make alternative arrangements. 


Have a lovely summer!

The Reception Team


Weekly Challenge 7: Expressive Arts & Design

Expressive arts and design is the last area of the EYFS curriculum. Children in Reception are encouraged to explore different media and materials and use their imaginations. Children sing songs, make music and dance. They use materials and tools safely and represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through a range of different activities.  


This week, your challenge is to send in a photograph of you in your favourite costume!
Send us an email to:  We are looking forward to hearing from you! 


Wednesday 8th July 2020

Our Reception teachers are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday morning to collect your information packs and gift bag. An email was sent to all our families with a specific time to come along and meet your child's teacher. Please contact the school's office if you are unable to attend the meeting to arrange an alternative time to collect your pack. 


We are all very excited and cannot wait to meet you! 



Weekly Challenge 6: Understanding the World 

Understanding of the World is about how children get to know about other people, the place where they live and about all aspects of the environment. In Reception, children are invited to investigate the world around them, ask questions and make connections. Children learn about the people in their communities, traditions and customs and celebrate the people closest to them. They also explore the natural world, learn about living things and take care of their environment. Children are also exposed to a variety of technologies and learn to use them in purposeful ways.


This week, your challenge is to share a photograph or tell us more about your family! Send us an email to:  We are looking forward to hearing from you! 





New Starter Challenge 5

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Can you count to 5? Can you count to 10? Can you count to 20?



Weekly Challenge 5: Mathematics

Mathematics is a specific learning areas in the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS). In Reception, children learn that there's more to maths than just counting! We all use maths skills in our daily lives! Through hands-on and real-life experiences, children learn about numbers, shapes, space and measures. 


Our Reception teachers are busy preparing a wonderful transition for our new starters. As part of this transition, we have prepared a small gift for every child who will start at Milton Hall in September. More information will be made available later this week to arrange a time to meet your child's new teacher and collect your gift! 


This week, your challenge is to show us how confident you are at counting! Send us an email, a photograph or video message to:  We are looking forward to hearing from you! 



New Starter Challenge 4

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What is your favourite story?



Weekly Challenge 4: Literacy

Literacy includes the skills of reading and writing. To be ready to start reading, children first need to have a variety of skills in place. These early reading skills include matching, rhyming, awareness of phonics and the skills associated with language development such as listening, attention, alliteration and sound discrimination. One of the best ways to prepare young children to become confident readers later on, is to share stories daily. Telling stories is a big part of our day in Reception. Children are encouraged to re-read old favourites, act out familiar stories and retell them. 



It has been a delight reading the emails our new starters have sent in over the past few weeks! We are all very excited to meet you all in person and can't wait for the new school year to begin. 


Send us an email, a photograph or video message to:

We are looking forward to learning more about you!



New Starter Challenge 3

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What is your favourite healthy snack and why?



Weekly Challenge 3: Physical Development

Physical Development is a prime area of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Children in Reception explore different ways to move their bodies, develop and strengthen their muscles and learn to use equipment and materials successfully and safely. Within this learning area, children are also encouraged to manage their own basic hygiene needs and they learn about the importance of physical exercise and a healthy diet. 


We have been thrilled to receive the photographs, drawings and video messages from our new starters so far. Thanks to all those who have contacted us and introduced themselves! 


Send in your questions via email or video message:

We are looking forward to learning more about you! 




Weekly Challenge 2: Communication and Language

As children develop communication and language skills, they're building the foundations necessary for future literacy and learning. They're also learning key skills like how to express themselves, make friends and interact with others confidently and positively. In Reception, your child will engage with a range of experiences, activities, songs and games that will help them to develop their listening and attention, understanding and speaking skills.


We loved reading your emails from last week's challenge and have loved learning more about you! 
This week's challenge invites you to learn more about us and what it's like to be in Reception. 

Send in your questions via email or video message:

We are looking forward to hearing from you and answering what questions you might have! 




Welcome to all the new children and families who have been allocated a place at Milton Hall Primary School from September. We are looking forward to getting to know all of you over the coming months and can't wait for you to join our school community. Keep an eye on this page, as it will be updated weekly with information about the EYFS curriculum, helpful tips and activities for you to share with your children - please feel free to do as much or as little of this as is convenient to you. 



Weekly Challenge 1: Personal Social and Emotional Development

Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) supports children to learn and to get on with others and make friends, understand and talk about feelings and emotions, develop a sense of 'right' and 'wrong', develop their independence and ultimately feel good about themselves. Your child's personal, social and emotional development is as important as developing their physical and communication skills. 


We are very excited to meet you and learn more about what makes you special. 

Send in any photographs, videos or feedback about the weekly challenge to our Reception team - we'd love to hear from you!




You should have all received your admission packs via email plus some additional information. Please click on the links below for our Milton Hall Reception booklet and the ‘What to Expect When’ guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage. Written and Published by 4Children and supported by Department for Education


Over the next few weeks we will be finding out lots of information about the children who will be joining us in our reception classes in the Autumn term. We thought you might want to know a little bit about our wonderful reception teachers, take a look at the fact sheets below

Our Reception Teachers

Mrs Taylor-Prior
Mrs Jensen

We are proud to wear the Milton Hall uniform!


Our admissions officer is currently preparing your admissions packs which will be emailed out to you within the next few days. We will also send you our reception booklet which includes a breakdown of the EYFS curriculum and key information for you to share with your child.

We will be contacting your child’s pre-school or nursery so that they can tell us what your child enjoys doing in their setting and how he/she learns best.


We are so proud of the children at Milton Hall and know they are happy whilst in our care. Take a look at the video below to see what we mean.

Reception new starters 2020

New Starters 2020


Welcome to all the new children who have been allocated a place at Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery from September. We are really excited and looking forward to welcoming our new intake to school. Currently, our school is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, however, we will still be working with you and your children to ensure they have a smooth transition to school. 


Keep an eye on this page as it will be updated regularly with photo's and information for you to share with your children. We will be posting stories read by our reception team, as well as activities and challenges to support you in preparing your children to start school. Please feel free to do as much or as little of this as is convenient for you.


Over the next couple of weeks you will receive an information pack, including your admissions forms with more information about Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery.


Take a look at the photo's below showing some of our existing reception children enjoying a range of activities. Thank you for choosing our school and we look forward to meeting you all soon.