Welcome to Reception!
In Reception class, we aim for all children to become independent learners and persevere with self-directed challenges. We encourage children's inquisitive minds and ensure opportunities are provided for trial and error through exploratory play. We hope for every child to be a confident learner who enjoys learning new things.
We use a key worker system and the children are split into two groups to help settle them and discuss key issues in the classroom. There are three key worker groups which are led by Miss Watts, Mrs Skipsey and Mrs Lambert. There are also additional members of staff who help support the children in their learning.
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 in their home/school books, with some activities to complete at home with their parents to consolidate their learning. These books are shared with the class each week so the children have a chance to show their fantastic work outside of school.
We are very approachable staff, so please do not hesitate to come and ask us any questions you may have!
Each child will be given their own logins at Parent's Evening in October 2016. From this date, if you wish to access the online learning journals please click here
. Then you need to use the login details you have been provided with. Please speak to a member of staff to request your login details again.
What do I need to remember to bring in on what days?
Remember to check your PE kit is washed and ready to bring into school tomorrow.
Remember to put your reading books into your book bag, ensuring there has been a comment left in your reading journal.
PE day - Please ensure your child has their PE kits.
Reading books are collected in today - including reading journals.
||Remember to put your homework books in your bag tonight.
Homework books are collected in today.
New reading books will be sent home.
||Homework books will be sent home with new homework if it has been set this week.