Welcome to Reception

The Reception teachers are…
Miss Riches (Monday-Wednesday)
Miss Sutherland (Wednesday-Friday)
Mrs Hargreaves-Hatcher (Everyday)

In Reception we continue to work from the Early Years Foundation Stage ‘Development Matters’. This is a statutory curriculum for all children in England and sets out clear Early Learning Goals which children aim to achieve by the end of Foundation Stage. We plan around children’s interests following their lead in the topics they want to learn about. We set a baseline assessment for all children in Reception using this to plan effectively for children’s next steps. Children enjoy showing us what they can do and are quick to celebrate success. We model resilience throughout the Foundation Stage encouraging children to take risks and accept new challenges using a play based approach. Lessons are planned to be engaging and fun and continue to be assessed daily.

During your child’s time in Reception, they will access a wide range of independent and adult led activities. Children will have continuous access between both the indoor and outdoor environments freely choosing to access activities which interest them. They will join in whole class and group learning activities, in addition to adult directed tasks one-to-one and in small groups.

Reception Children follow the phonics programme “Little Wandle” and our school reading scheme which centres on the Oxford Reading Tree. We teach phonics every afternoon teaching children the sounds (phonemes) they need in order to read and write. 
We report back to parents using our ‘Evidence Me’ evidencing system. Here parents can see pivotal learning for their own child. This will be discussed further in parents evenings, in parents reports and during the many enhancements we have planned throughout the year.
We continue to have an open door policy in Reception class and encourage parents to come and see us if they have any queries.

Key Notes:
P.E is every Tuesday and Friday in Reception. Please make sure your child comes to school in the full and correct P.E in kit school. Hair must be tied up and jewellery removed. 

Reading books will be changed every Monday and library books changed on Friday
Keep your eye out on the school Facebook page and on ‘Evidence Me’ for updated photos and information on all of the things that we have been getting up to.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Sutherland, Miss Riches and Mrs Hargreaves-Hatcher