Address : Farm Field Court,
Phone : 01604 493384


Welcome to Reception Class

Our reception class is where the children take their first steps into the world of primary school. This a big step for them as well as for you as a parent so ensuring the smooth transition from nursery, childminder or home for us is key to a good start for all. At Thorplands we work closely with our nursery staff and plan transition events throughout the year to get to know one another. We also plan visits to other settings and arrange home visits, parent meetings and Stay and Play sessions so that we can meet all the children and families before they start school.

Tapestry is the online assessment tool which we use to share photographs and observations linked to areas of learning so that you at home can share in your child’s learning journey in school. This is also the platform that you can use to share those proud moments and achievements that you experience at home and contribute to building a picture over the year.

We create a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give children the knowledge, self-belief and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life.

The Foundation Stage profile is the basis for all seven areas of learning.

  • Personal and Social Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

Reading is the beating heart of our school curriculum. The enjoyment of sharing a book with the children and encouraging their interest and curiosity about stories, characters and books is paramount. Phonics is taught using The Ruth Miskin Read, Write Inc phonics scheme which teaches the children step by step, letter sounds and then how to blend for reading and sits alongside their learning to write the letter sounds, progressing to words and then sentences. The children will have dedicated phonics sessions each day and as they progress, they will have decodable books to take home to read with you.

We value and welcome your support as a parent, in joining with us in your child’s exciting journey through Reception class and we are always happy to support this in any way that we can.  

Mrs Ives and the Reception Team.


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About Us

Thorplands Primary School joined the Northamption Primary Academies Trust on June 1st 2018. We work closely with NPAT to ensure continued high standards of values, behaviour and encourage everyone to go beyond the expected. This has become the school's mission statement: Work, Learn, Earn

Contact Us

Headteacher: Sam Mawer
Thorplands Primary School and Nursery
Farm Field Court

Tel: 01604 493384

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