Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success


The Reception staff are really looking forward to working with the new parents and children this year.


The Reception Teachers are:                                                      The Reception Teaching Assistants are:

Mr A Peri – Red Class                                                                     Ms T Smith

Ms G Quinney – Yellow Class                                                      Ms J Vanderhyde

Ms H Oti – Green Class                                                                  Ms O Gezici & Ms Z Khan

Ms T Hakki – Orange Class                                                            Ms G Page

Our Phase Leader is Ms C Bathija – Deputy Head – supported by Ms F Georgiou Assistant Head


Autumn 1

Our topic this half term is Look at Me.

We will learn about how to express our feelings and respond appropriately. We will learn how to become independent and resilient to try new things.

Reading is very important at Eldon Nursery and the children will experience storytelling, puppets, actions and songs to develop rhyme and fluency. They will be introduced to the Letters and Sounds Phonic Programme to help them learn to read and write.

The children will learn how to count to 20, number names and their value. They will learn about space, shape and measurement in their environment – being able to name basic shapes and use non-standard measures.

Physical Development is important in the early years. The children have access to outdoor learning every day. They will learn to pedal bikes, dig, paint, climb and assess risk to keep themselves safe. They will also follow a ‘Funky Finger’ programme to develop their fine motor skills. 

You can help us by;

  • sharing books with your child and discussing the pictures
  • playing songs and teach them to dance to the music
  • teach then the names of items such as food, furniture in the house and animals
  • count object or how many steps when walking up stairs
  • colour names
  • what their name looks like


We look forward to updating our page when the children have settled into Reception.


Picture 1 Outdoor Play
Picture 2 Ordering Numbers
Picture 3 What's in the bag
Picture 4 Snack Time