Reception (F2)

Welcome to Reception (F2)

I02Q8884At Ormiston South Parade Academy (OSPA) we offer all children in the Reception year a full time place from September.

When are we open?

The school opens and 8:50am and closes at 3:05pm


Who will look after my child?

There are 3 classes in Reception each with no more than 25 children. The classes share one large learning space. Each class has a Teacher and an EYP.

Blue Class Red Class Yellow Class
Teacher Emma Fitzsimmons Terry Marriott Stacey Payne
Support Staff Sharon McMahon Selina Stephenson Jo Woodhams

What will my child do all day?

I02Q8921Your child will still have access to high quality play experiences as then have previously in the Preschool and Nursery. We will plan in more structured or adult led activities to ensure that your child leaves reception with the skills ready to be successful in year one and beyond.

The statutory framework states that: “As children grow older, and as their development allows, it is expected that the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning, ready for Year 1.”

The statutory Framework can be found here:

How can I help me child at home? What should I be doing/looking out for?


Below is a very useful document that gives information about what your children should be doing at their age and ideas about what you can do to support their development.