Welcome to the Reception Class Page

Miss Terry & Mr Ellis 

Welcome to Reception


Get to know Miss Terry

Miss Terry Reception Teacher

I love teaching in Early Years and watching each child blossom over the course of the year. I have worked at Greave since qualifying as a teacher however, I have been part of ‘Team Greave’ for much longer because this was my primary school when I was a little girl!

I really enjoy teaching phonics and am the phonics lead at Greave. I enjoy seeing children develop their skills over the year and having those ‘wow’ moments, especially when children begin to read and write independently!

Outside of school, I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my friends and family. I like to go on holiday, and particularly love to go skiing in the Winter! 

Get to know Mr Ellis 

Mr Ellis Year 1 Teacher

Having the opportunity to embark on my qualified teaching journey in reception at Greave (the best school ever) fills me with great excitement and I cannot wait to bring all the wonderful children along for the adventure.

I am super excited to witness each and every one of them achieve amazing and brilliant things during their early years of school life within my classroom!

Outside of school, I live with my gorgeous family (not biased, obviously) which consists of my wife and two daughters, Matilda and Hazel; the driving force behind my desire to enter the exciting world of teaching.

We love nothing more than enjoying time together on our allotment, growing lots of fabulous flowers, fruits and vegetables. We are a very arty family and often get messy with crafting and baking.


Working alongside us this year will be Mrs McLoughlin and Mrs Norris, who will be our teaching assistants in Reception.

Mrs McLoughlin Reception TA        Mrs Norris Y2 TA

We have an exciting year ahead of us in Reception and we will be covering lots of topics, from 'The Seasons' to 'Space' and beyond. It’s sure to be a busy year!

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on our Class Dojo pages or you can email us at:



Alternatively, you can always speak to us on the door in the morning or at the end of the school day.

We are always here to support you and your family! 

Best wishes, 

Miss Terry & Mr Ellis

Topic Web 2021-2022

Class Timetable 

Caught on Camera 

Dough Disco

With a daily Dough Disco, children's brains learn to control their fingers a lot quicker, resulting in improved fine motor and literacy skills.

Visit 'Spread The Happiness' on YouTube follow along with the videos at home!

Tales Toolkit

Tales Toolkit is a learning tool used in EYFS to develop children's storytelling and narrative skills. 

Tales Toolkit - A Guide for Parents and Carers 


Early Years Curriculum Information

EYFS Framework 

Development Matters 

EYFS - A Guide for Parents and Carers



Reception Baseline Assessment 

This information is for parents about the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) which became statutory for all schools from September 2021.

Your child will undertake the RBA within their first six weeks of Reception.


What to Expect When

This guide is for parents of children from birth to five years old.

It will help you find out more about your child’s learning and development in the EYFS.


For general advice and enquiries you can contact the Health Visiting and School Nursing advice line. 

For the detail of our School Nurse, please contact the school office.

School Nurse Information

Useful links to support learning at home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (to support reading)
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ (to support reading – suitable for EYFS) - iPad app is free at present.
https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/writingRunway/index.html (ICT games - KS1 based)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (support all areas of learning – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.bl.uk/# (British Library- suitable for EYFS)
http://www.ictgames.com/ (ICT games to support Maths and English – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ (to support reading – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life (to support healthy lifestyles – suitable for EYFS)
https://monsterphonics.com/games/ (to support phonics – suitable for EYFS)
https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb (FREE TRIAL to support spelling)
https://www.mathshed.com/en-gb (FREE TRIAL to support maths – suitable for EYFS)
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen (FREE audible books - Littlest Listeners suitable for EYFS)