Bedford Primary School

Dream, Believe, Aspire

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Our Reception Team

                                             Miss O’ Gara - Teacher/Foundation StageManager

Miss Marsden - Foundation Teacher 

Mrs Ward - Foundation Stage TA

Mrs Carter - EYFS Teaching Assistant/SEN Support

Miss Feeney - EYFS Teaching Assistant

Mrs R Flanagan - EYFS SEN Teaching Assistant & Year 4

Mrs C Hancock - EYFS & Y1 HLTA/KS1 Intervention



How our Families can support pupils in Reception​​​​​​


  • Helps their child to complete homework set on a Friday and return by Wednesday
  • Read at home every day with their child
  • Children to have a Bedford PE kit in school at all times (indoor: plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and pumps. Outdoor: plain white t-shirt, plain black sweatshirt, plain black or navy blue jogging bottoms and trainers)
  • Children to bring their water bottle to school, filled, every morning and take it home every evening



For further information on the topics your child will be exploring in Reception please click on the plan below

As a parent or guardian, how can I help with my child’s learning?

All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school. When your child leaves school, please talk to them about their day. 

If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner. 

Let's go to the dough disco!

Best Start Maths Workshop

Sing along with me: number rhymes counting book

Best Start Reading Workshop

Activities to support your child with reading at home:

  • Fred Games

Fred is a frog who can say and read words only as pure sounds.  He cannot say whole words.  The team at Read Write Inc phonics have put together some 'Fred Games' for parents to use to support their children when they are learning how to blend sounds together to build words.  Click below to watch the video and to read the PDF leaflet for more Fred Talk ideas.


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