Welcome to Reception. Our classroom is full of fun, imaginative, creative and educational learning. The children are provided with lots of opportunities to develop their learning across all areas of the curriculum. Throughout this year, children are taught the necessary skills needed to support school life, such as routines, boundaries and expectations.
By being provided with lots of child initiated activities and free choice, the children are able to develop their own personal interests along with exploring new interests daily. Alongside this, we work with the children 1:1 and in small groups daily on focus areas such as maths, writing and reading.
As a point of contact during lunchtime, the children in reception class are supported by Mrs Burrows. If the children have any problems or issues during lunchtime, they are able to speak directly to Mrs Burrows and as a result do not need to worry about speaking to unfamiliar adults. Mrs Burrows will then feedback to a member of staff at the end of lunchtime to inform us how lunchtime has gone. Children play in the Foundation Stage playground with their own class peers.
Each week your child will be given two new reading books to take home and read with you. They also have high frequency words to practise in an envelope. If you have read with or heard your child read, please can you make a comment or initial in their reading record. If you would like to come in and help listen to readers, please let us know. Children will also be given two ‘real’ books from the school library (Thursday) which can be read and enjoyed with an adult at home. Please make sure that their book bags are in school everyday.
We currently do PE every Monday in the school hall in addition to other Physical Development activities throughout the week. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day. This consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts, jogging bottoms, jumper and pumps, which should all be clearly named. Please check your child’s PE kit is still labelled as sometimes the names/labels can wash off. If you find another child’s item of clothing in your child’s PE kit, please bring it into school and we can give them back to the right child. Please ensure no earrings are worn and hair is tied up.
Forest School is every Tuesday afternoon. Children will be required to come to school dressed in appropriate clothing for an afternoon spent outside. Please bring wellies and waterproof clothing in a large bag for children to change into before the session.
Please provide your child with a freshly filled water bottle on a Monday morning. The staff will replenish this throughout the week. It will be sent home on a Friday for a deep clean!
We look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
The Reception Team