Welcome to Reception!
Mrs Gilmore, Mrs Scott and Mrs Vasiliou
We learn through creative play and exploration with emphasis on independent learning and choice. The activities are fun and interactive and always link to the children’s current interests. Our curriculum covers 7 areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design.
The classroom and outside area are always set up with a variety of exciting activities that the children can freely access. We record the children’s progress in their individual ‘Learning Journals’ and through observations that are recorded on each child’s Look@Me profile. The children enjoy sharing things they particularly enjoy that they would like included in either their Learning Journals or on their Look@Me profile.
Each Thursday you will receive a ‘chit chat’ email providing you with important updates and information about what we are doing at school and any dates for your diary.
During the Autumn term our topics are Superheroes, Autumn and Festivals. The Spring and Summer term topics rotate on a two year rotor, some of which are Space, Journeys, Traditional Tales, Water and Growing. Our trips include the Forest School, Discovery Centre, a trip to the Pirate Park with our buddies and more!
Each child in Reception has a Year 6 buddy who provides them with fantastic support. The children become great friends with their buddies and really look up to them. These relationships help to develop their confidence, self-esteem and social skills. Year 6 and Reception often get together in the afternoons and we go on a buddy bonding trip at the end of the year.
During the Christmas term we perform an Early years Nativity in Church which is always a great success! We are excited for all the things this year hold for the children in Reception!