Reception 2022 - 2023

Welcome to the Reception Class Page!

Our Basic* Daily Schedule 

 8:40 Students in Class


  • Learning Focus: Phonics & Writing
  • Continuous Provision (free choice to explore a variety of curriculum-based activities, both inside and outside)
  • Learning Focus: Literacy 
  • Storytime 

 Lunch: in the dinner hall + outside play (with lunchtime supervisors)


  • Learning Focus: Maths
  • Continuous Provision 
  • Learning Focus: Science/Geography/Art (on rotation)
  • Storytime

 3:00-3:10 Pick up for Home 

*Please consult the timetable link below for the full schedule and daily specifics 

READING BOOKS *New Day Monday Exchange*

Each week the children will receive new reading books. The children are encouraged to read the books themselves, however, the key point of reading books is for the child to engage with the book and develop an excitement to try to read. It is okay if you read it for them first, or alongside them. This can be a nice cosy few minutes spent together and should not be stressful. If your child becomes too frustrated with reading books, please speak to their teacher for tips. 

The weekly QR code links to the book your child is reading with their phonics group. It involves key vocabulary, keywords and the weekly new sound they're learning. 

+ Please familiarise yourself with your child's exchange day and prepare the books. Thank you! +



A lot of our communication and updates take place using DOJO. Please follow the link sent by the class teacher to access the class. 
Here is the link for the site login. DOJO Class Communication Site

Reception Teaching Staff

Mrs Sarah Neild

Mrs Neild has a breadth of experience working with the Early Years that makes her an invaluable asset to the Reception teaching team. She is patient, attentive and has an excellent understanding of the developmental expectations of this age range. Mrs Neild supports all three Reception classes. 

Miss Florence King 

Miss King has recently joined the Reception teaching team and has settled in nicely. She is an enthusiastic educator with a genuine interest in her students and their development. Her energy and enthusiasm for learning are well reflected in her class's excitement towards school and learning. 


Ms Karolina 

Ms Karolina supports Miss King in RFK. She has extensive experience working in the Early Years and has a comprehensive understanding of this age range and their expectations at school. Ms Karolina brings calmness and organisation to the classroom which creates a wonderful learning environment for the children. 

Miss Lauren Worth

Miss Worth has worked at Cavendish in the Early Years for several years. She enjoys themed learning and is skilled at getting her students involved in her interests in a fun and nurturing way.

Ms Natalie Hall

Ms Hall has worked in the Early Years at Cavendish for a few years. She understands early childhood development well and develops nurturing relationships with the students. She is currently supporting the RLW class. 


Ms Sarah Conway 

Ms Conway is the classroom teacher for RSC as well as the Early Years Assitant Head. She has years of experience working in the Early Years and a strong understanding of the expectations and characteristics of effective learning for this age range. She is passionate about creating a nurturing and well-rounded learning environment in which children can explore and thrive on their learning journeys. 


Ms Sarah Mulderrig 

Ms Mulderrig (or Miss Sarah) has over two decades of experience teaching children. Originally a sailing instructor in Toronto, Canada, Sarah has an extensive range of experiences teaching children and adults alike, with a passion for education in outdoor settings. She is currently the forest school Lead for Reception classes on Thursday and supports the RSC class on the other days. 

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Miss Keira

"Hi I'm Keira Scott, I am the SEN TA in reception.  I love working with the children and helping them develop.  Literacy is my favourite subject to do with them as I am a huge bookworm myself."
Miss Keira has quickly become an invaluable member of the Reception team. She offers special support to children who have additional needs and she does so positively and attentively. 

Contact the School

Cavendish Community Primary School

Cavendish Road
West Didsbury
M20 1JG

Tel: 0161 445 1815

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