Belgravia (Reception) is a milestone year. It marks the start of an important journey your child will take and we pride ourselves on providing children with the very best foundation for learning when we welcome them into our school.
In Belgravia Class, children’s interests drive the learning through inclusive, inspiring learning themes. We use these to encourage the children to develop skills and knowledge following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and inspire a ‘love of learning’ within the children.
The EYFS Profile is broken down into seven specific areas of learning:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development (PSE)
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design
Skilled, Early Years’ practitioners work to empower your child with confidence that cultivates independence, resilience and curiosity about themselves and the world around them. In a safe and stimulating environment, our talented team offer your child colourful, experience rich opportunities. These ensure they embody a love of learning, develop a dynamic skill set and germinate a wealth of knowledge, as a foundation for the rest of their educational journey.
Our Teaching Team
Class Teacher – Miss Megan Oakley
Assistant Teachers – Mrs Clare Norton & Miss Chloe Abbott
Music Teacher – Mr. Rob Benson
Physical Education Teacher – Miss Shona Valentine
A Typical Day
Phonics – The class follow the Read, Write, Inc. phonics scheme which is a teacher led session. During these sessions we teach the children the necessary skills that help to develop their early reading abilities. We also provide phonics activities to enhance the children’s independent learning within the classroom.
Mathematics – In Belgravia Class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We teach the children early problem solving skills and number knowledge that prepares them for Key Stage 1. The children are encouraged to use the practical resources available to them in order to solve number problems that are stage appropriate for them.
Continuous Provision – The children use the enhancements set out in the classroom to engage with their own independent learning. The EYFS has 17 areas of learning and the classroom provides opportunities for the children to develop in every aspect of the curriculum. We based the provision around the children, this includes themed learning, next steps and their interests. Our continuous provision is the basis for creating the children’s love of learning and fostering independent thought processes.
Reading – Belgravia children are encouraged in their early reading skills through themed literacy sessions, home-school 1:1 reading, guides reading sessions and story sessions that take place regularly throughout the day. We encourage the children to look at a range of different texts and talk about the books we read to enable the children to develop a disposition for reading.
Autumn Term Overview
This half term the children are developing their learning through Animals!
We are asking questions like:
- Where do animals live?
- What kind of animals can we find in the world?
- How do we look after animals?
- What happens on a farm?
- How do African animals live in the heat?
We are listening to stories such as:
- We’re going on a Lion Hunt
- The Crocodile that didn’t like water
- Oi Dog!
- Giraffes Can’t Dance
- Handa’s Surprise
Please put snack money in a named purse if your child is having snack with us. Your child’s name should be labelled on all uniform and PE kits. The children are provided with water bottles by the school so please do not bring one from home. Bookbags and PE bags only please.
Reception Class PE sessions are on a Monday and Tuesday.
Children should come into school in their kits on Monday and Tuesday with their uniform in a drawstring bag so that they can get changed.