St Michael and All Angels CE Primary and Pre-School

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Welcome to Reception where Miss Kiera Thomas is our Early Years Leader, Miss Rebecca Barnes the Class Teacher and Miss Nicola Bates the Teaching Assistant. Our link governor is Janet Hallows.

Usually at the start of the year we would hold a 'meet the teacher' session where we would introduce ourselves and explain what life looks like in Reception. We would normally hold prospective parents open sessions too. As we are unable to please have a look at the video below which gives you a tour of our Reception class and please get in touch if you have any questions.

Reception Tour with Miss Barnes our class teacher

Miss Bates

What will we learn in Reception?

All About Reception

Reception Curriculum Expectations


Early Essence

Early Essence is a system we use to share children's work with parents/carers in Pre-School and Reception.  We take photos of children working and link them to statements from the Early Years Curriculum Development Matters.  We will also use Early Essence to inform parents/carers of the next steps in their child's learning.


Parents/Carers will be able to upload pictures of their child at home, at the park, in the woods or at the beach, at family celebrations, using technology, singing, dancing or playing imaginatively, as well as their independent work such as drawings, writing and maths. The link to the website is:


Below you will find a Parent Information PowerPoint which gives you some more information and details.  Parents/Carers will have been sent a text containing their individual log in and password.


If you need any help or assistance logging in or have any questions about Early Essence please contact Miss Barnes.