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?

The classes share one large learning space. Each class has a Teacher and an Early Years Practitioner or Teaching Assistant.

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Teacher Sarah Stephenson Hannah Sherwood
Support Staff Natasha Dean Jo Woodhams

What will my child do all day?

I02Q8921Your child will still have access to the same high quality play experiences as they previously had 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.