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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead. Galley Hill rated GOOD by Ofsted. Value of the Month - APPRECIATION


Welcome to Reception


Mrs Parsons and Miss Edmonds

Ms Prince, Mrs Smyth, Mrs Swaine, Mrs Dowling and Mrs Dodkin

Update from Mrs Parsons

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Dear Parents, 

Just to let you know we have had a little revamp of our page as we felt it was getting a little muddled! We hope this will be easier for you to navigate. 


We also wanted to say to the children a massive well done for all of the amazing work/learning we have seen on Tapestry and our class emails.  It is wonderful to see! Also Well Done grown-ups for carrying going in these tricky times.  


Anyway, Keep posting! We would love to see more! 

We are still here!


Stay Safe,

Best Wishes

Reception Team 

Purple Mash Important Update

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Dear Parents,
We have some news regarding Purple Mash.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on our class emails.

Best wishes
Mrs Parsons

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen read by Mrs Parsons

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In our Foundation Unit we have Reception, and Nursery.


All children have the use of a large well resourced setting which includes 2 outside areas, one of which is covered.

The times of the sessions are as follows-:

Reception  8.50 – 3.10 pm

Morning Nursery  8.30 – 11.30 am

Afternoon Nursery 12.30 - 3.30 pm

30 hour funded pupils 8.30am-2.30pm. The additional hour from 2.30pm-3.30pm at £4 per hour.


The Foundation Unit is staffed by Teachers, Early Years Practitioners and Teaching Assistants. All of our staff are happy to help parents at any time.


What is the Foundation Stage Unit?
The Foundation Stage Unit is a learning environment for children who are in the Foundation Stage phase of their education which is between the ages of 3 and 5 years.
The Foundation Stage is a distinct stage which is important in its own right and we believe it is crucial in preparing children for later schooling.
The Foundation Stage Unit includes children from the September after their third birthday until the end of their Reception Year. We recognise it as a crucial in education, both in its own right and in preparing children for learning in Key Stage one. We believe that all children should be given the best possible start to their education. Great value is placed on the quality of our provision in the Foundation Stage by providing all of the children with stimulating activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development. It is recognised that when children join us, they will already have had a range of experiences and they will also have a range of skills and interests; therefore the curriculum is carefully planned so that their learning is always moving forward.

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