Welcome to our Reception Class Homepage!
In Reception we follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) which is divided into 7 areas of learning:
Communication and Language (CL)
Mathematics (previously PSRN)
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development (PSED)
Physical Development (PD)
Expressive Arts (EA)
Understanding the World (UW)
All 7 areas of development are inter-connected. In Reception, we learn through a range of teacher directed and self initiated activities which take place both inside and outside our classroom. We focus on creating positive relationships where children feel supported and nurtured and can become confident, independent learners.
Three of these areas are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
These three prime areas are:
Communication and Language
Physical Development and
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Now that the weather is warmer and sunnier we love being outdoors as much as we can. We have been very busy planting lots of seeds and bedding plants and giving them lots of love and care, just like Jasper!
Perhaps if we are really lucky we might grow a beanstalk big enough to climb too!
We had a fantastic time on our recent trip to Stockley Farm.
We had a bumpy tractor and trailer ride, followed by a minibeast hunt down in the woods. We saw lots of signs that other animals lived there too. We saw a mouse hole and a much bigger hole that was the entrance to a badger or fox home. There were so many different types of plants and trees too.
We brushed two ponies called Duncan and Samson and fed lots of baby animals. We saw goats, sheep, lambs, cows and calves. We got to stroke a rabbit called Dylan and a guinea-pig called Winnie. We also met a very smelly pole-cat!
We fed lambs and kids with warm milk in a bottle. They were very hungry! We also fed the grown up sheep and hens and cockerels too.
We finished our day with a delicious ice-cream!
Click on the link to find out more about the Farm and what we saw and did.
Share a story together as often as you can.
Try some of the suggested actvities in your Read, Write, Inc. homework pack.
Play a game, especially one like 'Snakes and Ladders' which involves counting and taking turns.
Practice using scissors and cutting out shapes or different lines such as curved or zigzag.
Use tweezers to pick up and sort objects such as buttons or raisins.
Use old paintbrushes and water in buckets to 'paint' outside on brick walls/drives/patios.
Using 'Play-Doh', blue-tack or even a ball of uncooked pastry practice rolling out with a rolling pin, squeezing, stretching or rolling into a ball. Add some music and you've got your own 'Dough Disco!'
There are so many websites but a couple we recommend are:
We aim to do as much outdoor PE as possible so could you please ensure your child also has a pair of suitable pumps or trainers in their bag. We have a session in the hall on Wednesday when the children will get changed into their kit.
Please, please name EVERYTHING!
You need to have a named water bottle in school every day filled with fresh water. (Juice is ok as a lunchtime drink.)
All children in Reception are offered free milk and fruit each day.
If you wish to send in a snack for morning play please ensure it is a healthy snack and one that your child can eat in 15 minutes!
Please come and ask if you have any questions, no matter what it is! If you are unable to come to school then please ring or write a note! Starting school is a daunting prospect for parents as well as children and we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.
What to bring each day
• A waterproof coat.
• Sunhat and sun cream on warm days.
• Spare underwear socks/tights etc.
• Snack/lunchbox/snack money in a named purse as appropriate.
(Dinner money in a named envelope should be sent in on a Monday)
• Reading bag with school planner inside.
• Water bottle.
• PE kit – on a Monday after a holiday or after it’s been sent home.
• A smile!
Mrs Rogers and Mrs Newbould