The children in Reception class are taught by our teacher Mrs Swindells and teaching assistant Mrs Hornbuckle.
In our class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which covers seven areas of learning and development:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Knowledge of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
These areas of learning are taught through topics throughout the year.
At the end of reception class, the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile describes each child's attainment and identifies their learning needs for the next school year. The profile is based on ongoing observations and assessments in the seven areas of learning and development. It is used as the report for the child at the end of their year in reception class.
PE - We do PE on Thursdays, with creative movement on Tuesdays.
Please, please ensure that all uniform is named; you can appreciate how difficult it is to match uniform to children if there are no names inside.
It is also useful to have a change of underwear/socks in pump bags, (in case of accidents.)
Library - Our library day is on Wednesdays, the children may choose a book to take home and enjoy, please return it the following Wednesday to enable your child to exchange it for a new one.
Reading – To begin with we listen to the children read and change their books on Mondays. Also if their reading diary has been signed their books will be changed again on Thursdays for the weekend. We ask that you share your child’s book daily and sign his/her reading diary.
In addition the children also have a weekly guided group reading session.
Water Bottles – In Reception we have a water fountain which the children may use throughout the day, however you may prefer your child to bring their own named drinks bottle which is fine but we do ask that it does contain water, no cordials, fruit juices or flavoured waters please, thank you.
Toast costs 20p per slice and can be purchased at morning playtime. If your child wishes to have toast then please send money in a named purse/wallet, alternatively your child may bring their own named snack for morning and/or afternoon playtime.
School Celebration Worship – Parents, carers and grandparents are invited to join us for Family Worship on Friday mornings at 9.00am until 9.30am. Please come along if you can, pre-school children are also very welcome.
Also on Fridays a newsletter is sent home to keep you up to date with what’s happening in school.
Robbie Bear is a popular member of our class who goes home with a child each night. He has a diary that we ask you to write a short entry in, this is then read to the class the following day. Robbie loves sleepovers and the children love to follow in his adventures!
For more information about starting school and our class visit the Our School section on the website or feel free to collect a brochure from our school office.