Hello, Welcome to Reception!
I’m Miss Kane, Reception Year Group Leader.
Reception is an important year for developing early reading, writing, and mathematical skills. We focus on your child’s independence too. The Reception Year is the foundation year for the rest of your child’s education. It is a vital time so we will need your child at school, on time every day.
We use a variety of teacher-led and child initiated activities according to the interests of the children. Children have the opportunity to develop their love of learning through exploration and creative learning.
We use the indoor and outdoor environments to stimulate their thirst for learning. Children develop best when they have access to a variety of indoor and outdoor environments.
In Reception, we follow the Early Years Framework. We base all of our classroom activities and adult focuses around the individual needs of the children. There are seven areas of learning that we cover: Communication and language, Physical development, Literacy, Maths, Personal, social and emotional development, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.
We look forward to the year ahead and seeing your child develop to reach their full potential.
In Reception, we follow the Early Years Framework. We base all of our classroom activities around the children’s individual needs linking to the 7 areas of learning.
In Reception we have daily Phonics lessons, using Jolly Phonics resources to support the development of this important reading strategy. Parents can purchase resources to support phonics learning from the school office. Children have the opportunity to take reading and library books home to share with parents/carers. Year 1 are working through this document and most of the children are on phase four and 5 and do phonics daily. In this book, it states the structure of how we teach phonics and some games to help them use and apply their phonics. Click here for the Letter and Sounds Phonics overview.
We teach the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum though half termly IPC units. Our IPC activities link to stories and songs. Children learn through play and exploration in our indoor and outdoor environments. Click here to see our EYFS Curriculum Overview.
Each class also enjoys scheduled Physical Education and Computing lessons each week.