Uplands Primary School


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Welcome to Merlins!


Mrs Wendy Collins

Mrs Jenny Gibson


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Sue Harvey (Mon- Wed)

Mrs Lizzie Giles (Thurs and Fri)


In Reception we follow termly topics,the children's interests and facilitate learning experiences through play. We have an outside learning area where children can explore and develop their interests in addition to the classroom. They can get messy in the mud kitchen, wet in water tray, look after nature and play imaginatively!


Home learning

We encourage you to read with your child on a regular basis (at least three times a week) and practise the phonic flashcards daily.


Show and Tell

Show and tell sessions will be on Tuesday  afternoons. Two children per week bring something in from home to share with the class. We will send a note home when it is their turn.These sessions have a big impact on their communication, language and listening skills. 


PE days

PE will be on Monday afternoons and we have another outdoor session in the playground on Friday mornings.


Snack time

Please make sure you send your child in with a fruit, yoghurt or cheese snack each day. They should also bring a bottle of water (rather than juice/squash).


To see more about the Merlins class, take a look at the Merlins blog page which is updated with information about the children's learning regularly.









Uplands Primary School

Thompson Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire,