Hello, we are the teachers in the Reception. Our names are Miss Alderson (RLA) and Miss Sidlow (RPS). As well as great teachers, we also have fantastic teaching assistants who support your children too. They are Mrs Kirk, Mrs Fogerty and Mrs Giblin.

We are all excited and privileged to be teaching your children this year. Our aim is to provide a caring and stimulating environment which will encourage your children to progress to the best of their ability. We have lots of FUN being busy and it is through our play that we learn all we need to know.

Our EYFS units are led by qualified, experienced teachers and a team of dedicated early years practitioners with an aim to provide a caring, nurturing, stimulating and language rich indoor and outdoor environment, which will encourage children to progress to the best of their ability.

The EYFS provides a wide, holistic and experience-based curriculum that is planned with children’s needs as the starting point. Our ‘I Can’ Curriculum is designed around the Statutory Framework (2021), Development Matters (2021) and Birth to Five (2021), along with the needs, starting points, progress and development of our children.

Topics are selected to meet the needs, and interests, of our children at each point of the year and build on their prior knowledge, allowing children to deepen and practice skills taught and ensure new vocabulary is well established.

All seven areas are systematically planned for to reflect the interests and sequence of learning needed to ensure skills and knowledge are embedded and committed to children’s long-term memory.

First-hand, positive and inspiring experiences are provided both inside and outside, in line with the Foundation Stage Curriculum that promote equal opportunities rooted in mutual respect and a love for learning.

Our EYFS Units encourage and support children in becoming independent learners, where all children are challenged appropriately and make accelerated progress.

Children’s communication, language and understanding is assessed using WellComm and interventions are delivered appropriately.

Books play a vital role in our Early Years curriculum. Texts are carefully selected to enable children to expand their vocabulary, develop their love of reading and inspire and stimulate their imagination.

Our topics this year include Starting School, Seasons, Space, Growth and Change and Dinosaurs. We will also focus on a range of inspiring and exciting books such as Owl Babies, The Leaf Thief, How to Catch a Star, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Big Yellow Sunflower and Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs to name a few.

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Mayfield Primary School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.