Welcome to Reception
Mrs Spence 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 learning environment is 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 Tapestry profile. The children enjoy sharing things they particularly enjoy that they would like included in either their Learning Journals or on their Tapestry 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 Ourselves and Festivals. The Spring and Summer term topics rotate and are adapted based on the children’s interests, some topics we may cover are Space, Journeys, Traditional Tales, Water and Growing. Our trips include the Forest School, 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.