Reception

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 Reception, 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)
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• 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 – Reception 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 Reception 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 – Reception 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.

Summer Term Overview

This half term the children are developing their learning through Under the Sea!

We are asking questions like:

  •  What lives under the sea?
  • How can we keep the sea creatures safe?
  • Where can we find the seas?
  • How do creatures live under the sea?
  • What facts are there about the sea?

We are listening to stories such as:

  • Rainbow Fish
  • Pirates love Underpants
  • The Fish that could Wish
  • Somebody Swallowed Stanley
  • Pearl

Housekeeping

Please put snack money in a named purse if your child is having toast 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.

Reception Class PE sessions are on a Monday morning and Thursday afternoon.

Children should come into school in their kits on Monday morning with their uniform in their bags to change into afterwards. On Thursdays they need to bring their PE kit in to get changed into for the afternoon, they will then go home in their kits.