Welcome to our Reception Class
- Mrs Deakin
EYFS Educational Practitioner:
- Miss Gibson
- Miss French
- Mrs Smith
Our morning session concentrates on building Literacy (mainly phonics based) and Numeracy skills whilst the afternoon sessions are dedicated to the remainder of the curriculum, which is generally delivered using a termly topic from our creative curriculum and continuous provision.
Teaching and Learning in Reception:
Our aim throughout the Reception year is to support and to teach children to achieve the Early Learning Goals, in preparation for Year 1. There are 17 Early Learning Goals which are described in the link below:
A parent’s guide to the EYFS curriculum can be found by following the link below:
In our Early Years we believe that play is the foundation of development and learning for young children. Your child will take part in many indoor and outdoor play experiences that will help them to learn and have fun as they work towards the Early Learning Goals.
There will be regular opportunities for parents to meet with the EYFS staff to discuss their child’s development and to look through their learning journals, which documents their progress.
Our Reception Curriculum Overviews
You can view or download our curriculum overview by clicking the link below:
Our P.E. sessions will vary initially but all children receive a minimum of two hours of PE weekly and there may be additional sessions when external coaches are in school and children will do additional activities e.g. Judo Taster session.
Children are advised to bring in a P.E. kit and leave it in school for the half-term. The kit will then be returned home for cleaning. If you would prefer to wash it more regularly, then please inform staff, who will send the kit home as and when requested by parents.
Please note no jewellery is allowed to be worn during PE for safety reasons and will need to be removed during PE and sporting activities.
Phonics teaching will begin the week beginning 23rd September 2019. Our school uses the Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme to teach letter sounds before teaching children to read words and then sentences. We will be holding a Phonics/Reading meeting to share with parents how they can best support their child’s reading at home. This meeting will be held at school on 2:30pm on Thursday 12th September.
Mrs Deakin will be sending a weekly homework task home in children’s book bags every Friday. This will be either English or Maths based. Homework is to be returned to school no later than the following Thursday. Once phonics teaching has begun, reading books will be sent home and changed weekly. We like children to read their book at least 3 or 4 times so that they begin to familiarise themselves with frequently used words. Please send your child’s book to school every day as children read regularly with a member of staff – more information around reading at home will be shared at the phonics meeting.
In Reception we believe that ‘there is no bad weather, only bad clothing!’ Learning outdoors is not only fun but it is also proven to enhance children’s understanding of the world around them and their motivation to learn.
We hold weekly outdoor learning sessions in our school grounds and we will be outside in all weathers. Please make sure you send your child to school with clothing that is appropriate to the weather. For example, a warm coat, hat and gloves in the winter and a sun hat and sunscreen in the summer. We will provide waterproof clothing for wet weather but ask that you provide a pair of wellingtons that can stay in school.