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Falcons Primary School



Your children start their education at Falcons Primary with us in their Reception year. In Reception we strive to develop active, independent learners who question and care for the world around them. 

We usually have two Reception classes. Each class is led by a teacher and supported by a teaching assistant. The classes have separate areas for carpet times such as register, phonics, storytime and maths but then share an open-plan classroom and outdoor classroom/playground. This year our classes are:

The Owls - led by Ms Southard

The Robins - led by Miss Popat

We believe that our children learn best through a fun, play-based approach to learning both indoors and outdoors and we plan and develop exciting and stimulating activities and opportunities to achieve this. 

You can find out more about our approach to learning her in our Reception Intent, Impact and Implementation statement here: Reception Intent, Implementation and Impact statement

You can find out more about the our curriculum in Reception here: Our Reception Curriculum

Children are assessed at the end of Reception to see whether they have achieved their GLD (Good Level of Development), this is assessed across 12 areas of learning against the Early Learning Goals. Our results have always matched or most frequently exceeded the average Leicester outcomes.

One of the ways we share your children’s learning is via their online learning journeys on Tapestry, a securely stored electronic Learning Journal. Parents can access their child’s journal via a password protected app or website, or can view it on a device in school. The children can access their journal at school as a downloaded iBook via one of our class ipads.

Emails are sent out when information is updated to tapestry and teachers also post ‘regular ‘What we learnt in reception class this week’ posts and videos.

You can find out what we have been learning about  in Reception this year here:


In addition the Reception children have access to Busy Things where they can undertake learning games and activities.

Please look at our other pages to find out how we learn in Reception at Falcons Primary. You can also get an insight into a school day at Falcons with Phonics Fred:

     Read the full Fred book below:

fred goes to falcons primary school website version.pdf