Welcome to Reception
We are always busy in Reception and every day is different!
The Reception Team includes Mrs Hallatt (Class Teacher), Mrs Howe (Teaching Asssistant and PPA Cover), Miss Bainbridge (1:1 Support) and Mr Graham (Sports Coach).
Play is the cornerstone of our Foundation Stage curriculum. Through supervised play, children are encouraged to explore, develop, imagine and investigate their surroundings in order to start to understand the world around them. Practical experiences are incredibly valuable and appropriate at this stage of learning. Play provides important opportunities for learning in many ways; observation, exploration, discovery, and communication. These opportunities are developed through both indoor and outdoor activities.
We are passionate about developing the children’s love of books and stories so we do place an emphasis on the children developing a positive relationship with literature. Our maths and literacy lessons blend fun, engaging games with focused activities, providing the children with a firm basis of understanding on which to build their later knowledge. We have regular Read Write Inc sessions, and within that time we aim to hear the children read individually as the combination of these activities is the key to ensuring that children learn to read quickly and with confidence.
Teaching in Reception is an absolute pleasure, laying the building blocks for a smooth transition into Year 1 and it is a joy to watch our young children develop into happy, confident children who feel set to succeed on their journey through school.
Please click here for our Class Timetable which includes PE sessions, forest school sessions and library book days:
Please click here to see the Early Years Curriculum Overview for the teaching in Reception Class.
Please click here to view the latest Reception Class Newsletters
In the event of remote-learning, we share learning and resources through Classdojo. Parents and children are able to post messages, photos and videos and parents can see work and send me messages too. This is a really strong way of keeping our learning up to date and staying connected with our class. If you have any difficulties accessing Classdojo, please contact the school office for further support.