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Reception 2011/2012

Welcome to Reception!

In Reception we have two teachers: Miss Suffell and Miss Hinawski. We also have two nursery nurses - Mrs Lang and Miss Mitchell. We all work as a team and Every Child Matters to us.

In Reception we cover the six areas of learning as outlined in the Early Years Framework:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Throughout the school day your child will work with their class in large and small groups and on a one to one basis with members of the reception staff. Each day we have Literacy (CLL) and Numeracy (PRSN) lessons. These are fun and interactive and cater for all needs and learning styles of the children within the class. Children also take part in a discrete phonic lesson every day which supports the childrens early reading and writing. 

Reading is a really important part of our school day and your child is continuously developing their reading skills. As part of this they will take part in guided reading sessions, will read their home reading books to staff and also have lots of other opportunities to develop reading skills within the setting, for example our reading and listening areas and daily story time. Whilst we try to ensure that your child is heard to read their home reading books in school on a regular basis , it is important that your child brings their reading book to school every day in order for this to happen. As reading is such an important part of the school day we are always looking for help from parents and carers who may have some free time to come in to school and hear our fantastic readers.

The Reception staff have been setting up two classrooms which are located together in a secure area. We are benefitting from the extra space outside the rooms and the use of the Outdoor Provision Area. 

The children have settled well into life in school and have been busy investigating their new surroundings.  The children have continued access to continuous provision in order to revisit and consolidate their learning and challanges. The children's provision is enhanced with specific items to guide their learning journey. All the areas in Reception are well resourced and resources reflect the current topic or childrens interests. 

Each half term in Reception we have a new topic in which all our work is based around and to consolidate and support our learning we arrange a variety of trips. We require extra help and pairs of hands for some of these trips to take place.

  • PE kits should be kept in school to be used when needed: White tshirt, black shorts and pumps. No football kits please. Please ensure everything has your child's name in!!
  • £1 per week for snack/cooking
  • Wellies are needed for your child to play in the outside area - these can stay in school and should also have your child's name in!
  • Please ensure your child arrives at school promptly at 8:55am and is collected promptly at 3:30pm.
  • Please can you make sure your child's water bottle is brought to school every day filled with fresh water. It is your child's responsibility to take these home each night.
  • Please ensure every item of school uniform has your childs name clearly labelled indside as we are gathering a large collection of unnamed property.

  • Friday 13th Janurary 2012 - Messy Morning for parents to join us for lots of hands on crafts based around 'Peter Pan'.