Welcome to our Reception class
Mrs Copeland and Mrs McCarthy are our reception class teachers.
Mrs Fullam and Mrs Fowell are their teaching assistants.
In our reception class we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. The teaching and learning takes place through a balance of play based, child initiated and adult led activities. The child’s interests are used as a starting point and topics are then planned to develop and extend the children’s learning. Examples of previous topics we have covered;
- Dream big
- Myself and our school
- Brilliant Buildings and Super Structures
- What a wonderful world
- Big Cook Little Cook
Their understanding and achievements are recorded in an individual learning journey, which may include photographs, observations and samples of work, both independent and teacher led. We actively encourage parents to contribute to these journals and provide opportunities throughout the year for children to share their work.
We use the Jolly Phonics scheme for the teaching of early letters and sounds which then leads on to the reading scheme, Oxford Reading Tree.
As the year progresses we aim to prepare the children for the next stage of their education providing a little more structure to the day.
We acknowledge the involvement of parents in their child’s learning and we are always available to discuss any issues at the start and end of the school day. Our weekly newsletters provided detailed information about what we have been covering and how you can help and support at home.
“We are very impressed with how many visits children go to school before starting in Reception. It made us feel very confident about the move from Nursery to school.”
“The transition couldn’t have gone any smoother. The settling in sessions are a great idea.”
” It’s been nice to be invited into the classroom for slideshows, I feel more familiar with the school environment. Thanks for making the first term such a joy.”