Reception

 The start of a learning journey....

Reception Teachers

Mrs Gardner(Assistant Head and Year Leader), Mrs Cotton, Miss Green

Welcome to the Reception classes.  Here your child starts on a learning journey filled with exciting, stimulating experiences.  We believe you could not wish of a better start to school life!

Your child will already have learnt a great deal by the time he/she enters or school.  Most children attend Nursery or Playgroup, for others school will be his/her first experience as part of a group.  We make this transition as smooth as possible.

The aims of the Reception Team are to:

 Provide a well planned and resourced curriculum.

 Meet the emotional, spiritual and educational needs of each child.

 Help children learn and provide opportunities for all children to succeed.

 Provide an atmosphere of care and of feeling valued.

 Encourage each child to become independent.

Parents are children's first and most enduring educators.  When parents and school work together this has a positive impact on your child's development and learning.  We actively encourage parents to become involved in the school, by attending school or PTFA functions.  We also welcome parents into school as voluntary helpers for planned activities such as sewing, cooking, playing language and number games.

Parents often ask what they can do at home to help their child prepare for school:

 Understand taking turns.

 Share toys.

 Respond to questions.

 Know their own name.

 Dress and undress independently.

 Use please and thank you.

 Sit and listen to stories.

 Speak clearly and ask for what they need.

The curriculum is made up of 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas of learning and development. All areas are important and inter-connected and centre around the individual needs of each Unique Child. Children should  mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

 Communication and Language - Listening and attention, Understanding, Speaking 

 Physical Development - Moving and Handling, Health and Self Care 

 Personal, Social and Emotional Development - Making Relationships, Self Confidence and Self Awareness, Managing feelings and Behaviour

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

 Literacy - Reading and Writing 

 Mathematics - Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure 

 Understanding the World - People and Communities, The World, Technology 

 Expressive Arts and Design - Exploring and using media and materials, Being imaginative

  1. EYFS Parents Guide
  2. Reception Brochure 2016-17