Welcome to the web page for our Reception class. Mrs Storey is the teacher and she is helped by Mrs Jefferson and Miss Graham. Ms. K Turnbull is the student teacher in Reception class this year.
Welcome to our Reception class page!
Hello and welcome to our special page for Reception! We are really lucky to have two big and bright beautiful rooms with lots of different areas to explore! We have a beautiful cosy book corner, a special writing place (though we love to write wherever we can!) and a brilliantly resourced maths area as well as lots of other inviting areas for us to learn in! Reception also have a lovely outside area (including a forest) which we learn in as well as inside! The children have lots of fun learning through play!
Early Years Curriculum
We are the youngest and newest members of the school. Our curriculum is very special as we learn through PLAY! We love to be challenged and enjoy playing inside and outside. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage which is organised into seven areas of learning. These seven areas are as follows:
o PSED – Personal, social, emotional development (developing self confidence and self awareness, making relationships as well as managing behaviour and feelings).
o CL – Communication and Language (speaking, listening and understanding)
o PD – Physical development (moving and handling as well as health and self care)
o LIT – Literacy (reading and writing)
o MATHS – Mathematics (numbers, shape, space and measures)
o UW – Understanding the World (people and communities, the world and technology)
o EAD – Expressive Arts and Design (exploring and using media and materials as well as being imaginative!)
We follow the children’s interests and have mini topics based on this.
Here are some links to give you more information on Early Years:
How to help at home
If you would like any help or support please ask any member of EYFS staff. We would be more than happy to help with ideas!
Your child has a reading folder which includes letter flashcards and a reading book. Please practise these for 5 – 10 minutes every night if possible. We will hear your child read every week in school and will practise letter sounds and high frequency words in our phonics activities. We will give children new reading books ever Friday.
Encourage your child to write their names on invitations and cards reminding them to have a capital letter at the beginning! As they learn their letter sounds help them practise writing them using the correct letter formation.
Play board games such as ‘snakes and ladders’ to encourage your child to count spaces to move their counters forwards or backward. When you are walking as the children to count how many foot steps from one place to another and ask the children to identify different numbers they see on doors or buses. Practise counting in order to at least twenty and backwards to zero.
Encourage your child to put on and fasten their own coat, to put on their own shoes and to get dressed and undress by themselves. Remind them to wash their hands after going to the toilet and before eating a meal. When eating encourage your child to use a knife and fork correctly.
Your child has a learning journal in school. This is a working document that documents everything we are learning and doing in Reception. If you would like to come in and have a look at your child’s learning journey you are more than welcome, speak to one of us on the gate or call reception to arrange it.
If you and your child do something wonderful or exciting at home please feel free to take a picture and fill in a home observation sheet (see below). This can also be put into the learning journals to show all the wonderful learning you have been doing at home too!
Please find below copies of our home learning sheet and our letter and number formation sheets: