Reception Information

All of the Reception curriculum information and newsletters

Welcome to Reception

We hope that your child has had a smooth transition into starting school

Other Adults in Reception

Charlotte Parsons, Rebecca Standen, Georgina Felsted and Amber-Marie Stutter

Making Contact

We like to welcome the children in calmly each morning so we would prefer if you could wait until after school if you need to talk to us.
We like to welcome the children in calmly each morning so we would prefer if you could wait until after school if you need to talk to us.
Please pass on any messages to the Teaching Assistants on the doors in the morning and they will pass it on to the relevant teacher. We will contact you or catch up with you at the end of the day.

School Dinners

Children can choose a hot meal each day or bring a packed lunch - Please bring a separate bottle of water to keep in the classroom.

Please remember:

To label ALL items which come to school, so they can be returned if lost.
A named water bottle.
To send weather appropriate clothes - a coat if cold or wet and a sunhat if hot.
To wear the correct P.E. kit uniform on P.E. days - please see 'Parents/Uniform' on this website.
To wear old clothes on farm days


The children in Reception have a reading diary designed to record the books that they have chosen to take home to share and read with a member of their family. It is important that parents and carers are encouraged to share books with their child every day.
It is expected that parents will add written comments into their child’s reading diary, which adds to a dialogue between home and school. It is also expected that phonics and high frequency words are also sent home, for the child to practise and learn.

Learning Behaviours - Growth Mindset poster

Growth Mindset poster


We expect our children to behave in a polite and thoughtful manner to all members of the school community.
Please see Prosocial Behaviour Policy in 'Satutory Information/Policies' on this website.

Curriculum Information - Term 6

Curriculum Information - Term 1

Curriculum Information - Term 5

Curriculum Information - Term 2

Curriculum Information - Term 4

Curriculum Information -Term 3

Connect with us

Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Welfare
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Gietzen
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Safeguarding Strategic Lead / Senior Mental Health Lead: Miss N Squires
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine,  Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Mrs Naomi Jn. Charles