Welcome to Reception
This is the Reception Class web page. We have included information about our curriculum, timetable and routines. We hope you find it useful!
The start of our Colour Run!
See Holi for more pictures
Our First Day
The Reception class doors open at 8.50am daily. You are very welcome to come into class and help your child find their coat peg and share some activities with them until the doors shut at 9.00am
On the first day please remember to bring the following:
- ‘ALL ABOUT ME’ booklet from your Reception welcome pack which you should have completed during the Summer holidays.
- Your child’s Asthma inhaler and volumiser which should be in date and clear labelled. Please place these in a clear bag which is also clearly labelled with your child’s name.
In the Reception classroom you will meet Miss Murphy (class teacher), and we are very lucky to have
Mrs Witts (TA) in our classroom this year.
You will also meet Billy Bear and Millie Bear-if you are lucky you might get to take them home for a weekend.
What will they learn?
The teaching in Reception follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).There are 7 areas of learning comprising 3 prime areas:
- Personal,Social and Emotional
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
These are the building blocks of child development and underpin 4 specific area which encompass essential knowledge and skills for learning:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
All of our themes will encompass experiences and activities which encourage your child to develop ‘Effective Characteristics of Learning’. These characteristics include :
- Playing and exploring
- Active Learning
- Creating and thinking critically
These three aspects give your child the foundation for becoming effective, independent and confident learners in the future.
Reception class will enjoy a wide range of learning activities each day - be sure to check back here for photos!
Most days will start with a phonics session, followed by Maths, then we have time to learn through
play and exploration, before our guided reading session, where we learn the letter sounds that will help us read
and write. After that we do some exciting work on our topic, and that's all before lunch! After lunch
we do WriteDance to help our writing skills, then we continue to learn independently through play before
story and song time. Our days are filled with learning but in a playful, exciting way - we explore,
discover, experiment, investigate and communicate - and still find time to celebrate special religious
and cultural festivals, get fit in PE, respond to the children' interests, needs and what is happening
in the world around them!
This term our topic will be 'Let's Celebrate!'. We will find out all about birthdays, weddings, Chinese New Year,
Holi, Esala Perhara, Eid, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Harvest, Hannukah and Christmas. As you can imagine this is going to
be a fun filled topic!