Welcome to Reception

'Let all that you do, be done in love

1 Corinthians 16:14

  Living Our Values Everyday

Mrs Chisholm is the Early Years Leader and class teacher for Dolphins. We have a variety of TAs who help support the unit.

The Reception unit at Scargill school aims to provide a provision of high quality teaching and learning within a stimulating, safe environment providing care and nurture to all pupils. All children are treated as individuals so that their own needs are met regardless of their background or starting point. The strong Christian ethos supports children well so that they complete their Reception year:  self-motivated, independent, happy and energised, they will be creative, confident, secure and ready to continue their journey into becoming lifelong learners, to have the ability to form good relationships and be prepared for life.

At Scargill, we place great emphasis on these early years, seeking to provide a learning environment which offers the individual child a very positive beginning.  The Reception children have a dedicated indoor and outdoor space within the School, giving them the opportunity to learn both inside and outside the classroom. They learn through play, adult led activities and through structured free play.


Reception in Action
What people say about EYFS at Scargill...
"What an absolute pleasure it has been teaching the Dolphins."
                                                                      Supply Teacher
"You have beautifully behaved children who are well mannered"
                                   A member of the public whilst on a trip
"A huge thank you to the children in EYFS who kindly gave me a lovely surprise this morning by delivering me a plant, what a lovely act of kindness"
                                                                   Local Resident
"I just wanted to write and say a big thank you for such beautiful singing outside Tesco.  The reception children were brilliant"
                                                  A member of the local community
"An absolutely wonderful Nativity performance, the best I have ever seen"
                                           A Grandparent 
" A fantastic morning spent in Reception seeing the children learn their phonics and seeing them learning.  The children and staff were all brilliant - Thank you"
                                                               A Parent 
School Trips & Activities
Our termly Newsletters give you an insight to what the children have been doing in school, along with what they will be learning about next.  It has useful diary dates and advice on how you can support your child at home with their learning.