!A big, warm welcome to reception!
Meet the Team
There are three members of staff in Reception - Miss Day, Mrs Davies, and Mrs Dickson who teaches the class every Friday morning. The children are supported by all adults within the classroom.
The start of something new!
Welcome to Reception and the start of your child's exciting adventure through education. The first few weeks will be focused on settling each child into their new setting and ensuring they are familiar with all staff, as well as know where resources are and how routines work. As the children become more comfortable, we will begin to introduce phonics sessions and literacy and maths lessons. The children will also take part in PE lessons, starting off slowly by learning how to change from their uniform to their kit and back again. We will encourage the children to be as independent as possible at all times! Once the children are in a routine, homework and reading books will be sent out once a week. We hope your child enjoys their time in Reception. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
In Reception, we aim for all children to become independent learners who are happy to attend school each day. We encourage children's inquisitive minds and ensure opportunities are provided to enhance children's learning development through their interests. We hope for every child to be a confident learner who enjoys challenges and learning new things.
Here is a video of our classroom.
As you can see, there is a huge variety of resources in the classroom and we teach the children to "choose it, use it and put it away" once they have finished.
The classroom is split into different areas of learning with a variety of resources in each to help give children different learning experiences. They can use these experiences to help build on existing and new concepts, to extend their knowledge and understanding, with effective scaffolding from the staff.
Child-initiated and adult-led learning is balanced within the class timetable, giving the children opportunities to choose their own learning and challenge themselves. Observations of the children are undertaken by the staff and used to provide stimulating challenges and activities in the classroom, using both the inside and outside learning environments.
We strongly believe that parents have an invaluable contribution towards their own child's learning, and work cooperatively to create good links between home and school. Each week we send home information of what the children have been doing at school via Dojos, with some activities to complete at home with their parents to consolidate their learning. We encourage parents to share things that may go on outside of school, such as a celebration or achievement for their child. This continuous communication is key to ensuring the best outcomes for children.
We are very approachable staff, so please do not hesitate to come and ask us any questions you may have!
Reminders for Parents/ Carers
Return reading packs and homework packs to school.
Library - Please ensure books are in bags to return.
Reading Packs and Homework packs will be sent back home.
P.E Day - Please ensure your child has their P.E kit.
Each child will be given their own logins, once the learning journals are up and running. You will be able to access your child's learning journal where you can keep up to date with what your child has been up to, as well as their progress or next steps. There is also an option for parents to add their own observations of their child, as well as comment on observations completed by staff.
CLASS NEWSLETTERS 2022/2023