All Saints Church of England (A) Primary School

All Saints Church of England (A) Primary School

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Together we Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve

Tamar Way, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7LH

01235 819143


clever caterpillars and brainy bees

We have two Reception Classes - Clever Caterpillars and Brainy Bees. 

  • Mrs Phipps teaches in Clever Caterpillars with Miss Brinkley as Nursery Nurse.   
  • Mrs Tallman and Mrs Martin teach in Brainy Bees with Miss Smith as Nursery Nurse. 

Pupils are encouraged to develop learning skills as well as developing their knowledge of the world around them.  With a classroom that is engaging and full of possibilities, our pupil's curiosity is fostered in  a caring and supportive environment.  Through out the year, children in Reception will transition from a predominantly play based curriculum to more formal learning experiences in preparation for their transition to Year 1.

You are always very welcome to come into school and speak to Mrs Phipps and Mrs Tallman at any time, or alternatively, rearrange a time to meet after school.  Additionally, we always welcome parents into the setting to help out with cooking, crafts and readers.


At first glance, it can appear that the children are 'only playing' whilst in the Foundation stage. However the best Early Years Education is based on the understanding that whilst children are playing, they are learning.  During the day there will be a mixture of adult initiated and adult led activities as well as whole class, small group and individual activities.

Visit the Early Years Curriculum page for detailed information.


Please click here for term 1 plans


Keeping parents informed

Each term we send letters home packed with information.  If you think you might have missed a letter then check out the Letters Home page to see what has been sent.  We also have a Calendar on the website with all the important upcoming dates.

weekly timetable

Have you ever wondered what a week in a Reception class looks like?  Would you like to know what your child does throughout each day?  Check out the timetable to find out more.

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