Welcome to Reception

"From little pips mighty apples grow!" 


At Appletree Gardens our bespoke and carefully sequenced Early Years curriculum is designed to support all of our pupils to blossom and achieve future success.


We believe it is every child’s right to access an education that is rich in wonder.  At Appletree we celebrate and encourage children to follow their interests and we strive to provide exciting, first hand experiences to help grow curiosity and strengthen and deepen understanding. 


We recognise that each child is unique and we support all children to make progress from their individual starting points.  We are determined that through meaningful, memorable learning experiences we can come together to recognise and grow each individual’s potential for excellence. 

Through our curriculum we want pupils to

* Be independent lifelong learners with ambition to achieve in any chosen direction

* Be themselves 

* Respect and celebrate differences

* Be mentally and physically healthy

* Develop a broad and balanced knowledge base

* Read to succeed

* Be thoughtful citizens in their own community and the wider world

Meet the Team
  • Mrs Mitchell

    Class 1 Teacher - DT Lead

  • Mrs McAvelia

    Class 1 Teacher - Music, British Values Lead

  • Miss Stamp

    Class 2 Teacher - Computing Lead

  • Miss Jennings

    Teaching Assistant

  • Miss Brown

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Huscroft

    Teaching Assistant

Parents as Partners
Reading Folders - Please bring your reading folder in daily and make sure you have signed to show your child has read regularly with you at home.  We recommend reading at least 4 times a week.  Books will be changed weekly.
Water Bottles - Please bring a bottle with fresh water in only to drink during the school day.
PE - We have PE on Wednesdays.  Please come to school in your Appletree PE kit.
Forest School - We go into the Forest School on Wednesdays.  Children wear school waterproofs for these sessions.  In winter children are advised to wear hats, gloves and extra layers.  In the summer caps and sun cream as appropriate. 
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