Welcome to Reception
Welcome to our Reception classes. Reception is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which runs from birth to 5.
Our teaching staff:
Mrs Buckle (Class Teacher Monday, Tuesday + Wednesday), Mrs Ryan (Class Teacher Thursday + Friday) and Mrs Moncaster (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Marshall (Class Teacher) and Mrs Wallis (Teaching Assistant)
You can access stories read by our Reception teachers on our YouTube page.
Follow this link for a video tour of our Reception classes.
P.E. is every Tuesday.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school, which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor PE. Please ensure all kit is labelled, including plimsolls.
Please click on the links for more information about our school and the Reception classes / curriculum in particular.
Information for New Children starting Foundation Stage booklet, which was sent to all parents in the welcome pack.
Please follow this link to our 'Welcome Presentation' for parents of children starting in Reception in September 2021.
Our topic for Summer 1 is 'Famous authors - Julia Donaldson'. Please click the link below for more information about the topics.
Termly Overview - Summer 1 (details of the focus / key learning for each week).
We will read and explore lots of stories, such as The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale, Zog, Room on a Broom, Monkey Puzzle and Stickman. As part of our topic, we will learn through lots of exciting activities, such as:
- Creating our own spells and making potions using things we find in the outside area.
- Exploring the settings for different stories, using our wonderful outdoor environment.
- Making our own stick characters and using them to retell and make up stories.
We will use the basic skills we are taught in Literacy and Maths to support our learning throughout the curriculum.
Important dates / events:
- Monday 18th April – BANK HOLIDAY (Easter Monday)
- Sat 23rd April – St George’s Day
- Monday 2nd May – BANK HOLIDAY
- 2nd-3rd May – Eid al-Fitr
- HALF TERM: Mon 30th May – Fri 3rd June including bank holidays for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
- NEXT TERM: INSET Day - Friday 24th June
We will use the skills and knowledge we are taught in Literacy and Maths to support our learning throughout the curriculum.
The above themes and ideas are starting points for the children’s learning. Where possible, we will plan activities based on the children’s interests and in response to our assessments and observations.
In Reception, we use Tapestry -a secure online learning journal. Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years and primary education. Using photos, videos and diary entries, the teacher along with the child’s parents, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing. The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media. The communication between staff and parents that Tapestry enables, helps build a shared understanding of how every child can reach their full potential, from birth to the end of primary school.