Welcome to Reception

‘Expect the best from the beginning’

Our main ethos is to plan our curriculum with the interests of the children in mind. Your children help us to plan their learning! We believe that we can achieve a high level of engagement, learning outcomes and mind- set towards learning through adapting our styles of teaching to suit your child’s passions.

Throughout their time at Milton Primary your child’s emotional well-being is at the forefront.  We believe that a happy and settled child will be open to learning opportunities.  We play alongside the children and put words to the learning that they are living.


Reception MM

Mrs Mifflin (Class teacher and EYFS Leader)

Mrs Tulley (Class Teaching Support Assistant)

Reception RA

Miss Arnold (Class teacher)

Mrs McCue (Early Years Practitioner)

Communication with you:

The staff will be available every day after school for any quick queries.  If you have any queries, please catch us after school to alleviate any worries straight away, but please wait until we have dismissed all of the children first.  If you need a more detailed chat, please arrange a mutually convenient time.

Book Bags-Planners/Communication & Reading Books

Please ensure that your child has these in school everyday.  The Reception Team will stick the Weekly Newsletter into your child’s planner on a Monday so that you are aware of what is happening during the coming week and the learning experiences planned for the week.  We also include ways that you can help your child at home.  Please also use your child’s book bag to return any permission/reply slips.


Children read daily through our Phonics and Literacy activities. Children will have a reading day where they read to us and we talk about the story together whilst also practising blending tricky words. Our expectations are that the children read frequently with you at home and that you comment in their planner.  We only change reading books when a comment has been made. Children will choose a library book on a Friday to share with you at home and for you to enjoy together.

Home Learning

We believe that it is very important for the children to see the close relationship between home and school.  Therefore home learning tasks will be set half termly with a Literacy, maths and topic based activity to complete.  They will mostly be practical family tasks. Please comment in the comment box about how your child found the tasks and the things that they said whilst completing them.

At the end of each half term a ‘parent/child contribution sheet’ will be sent home for you to complete with your child over the holiday.  Please complete and send back on the first day of the new half term.  We love to hear of our children’s achievements at home…


PE is on a Tuesday. Children will come to school in their PE kits; black/navy shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings, white round neck t-shirt OR Milton logo white t-short, black/navy tracksuit top/jumper/school jumper or cardigan (NOT hooded).

Earrings MUST be removed before school or child will not be able to take part (Academy Policy).

Forest Area

Forest Area is on a Thursday. Children to come to school in old, appropriate clothing, a waterproof coat and bring wellies (NAMED) in a NAMED bag.  Children WILL get muddy and dirty!

Children learn so many new skills during our Forest Area time and it underpins all of our curriculum.

We hope that you find the information that we have shared on our class page useful, but if you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of our team, please email and a Reception teacher will be in touch!

Reception ‘Meet The Teacher’ Videos – September 2021