Miss Baron - Class Teacher
Mrs Fairfield - Teaching Assistant
Ms Blair- PPA Teacher
Miss Jones - Apprentice
Welcome to our Reception Class webpage. Here you will find useful information on the curriculum , our Learning Challenges and how to support your child with learning at home. We hope to have a fun filled year of learning and one in which you will see your child make great progress. Working together we can help your child to be the best that they can be!
Reception Learning Challenges
Happy New Year!
We hope you had a fantastic Christmas. We have missed the children and are looking forward to lots of exciting learning with them this half-term. Our topic is 'Winter and Polar Lands'. The children will be finding out about the animals that live in the coldest parts of our world. You can find lots of information about their learning and how you can support them in the 'Knowledge Organiser'.
Please do not hesitate to talk to us if have any questions or concerns, the door is always open.Thank you for your continuing support.
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers, catering for children from birth to
five, must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's school 'readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
(EYFS Statutory Framework (2018)
There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in the early years. All areas are important and cross over. The first three areas engage children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, they help children to make healthy relationships, build an ability to learn and achieve. These three areas are called the Prime Areas and are:
The Prime Areas are strengthened and applied in the next four areas which are known as the Specific Areas:
More information on the EYFS curriculum can be found in our Reception booklet.
Tuck is payable every Monday to Miss Baron or Mrs Fairfield. Your £1 pays for toast everyday and for occasional extra bits and pieces which enhance children's learning, e.g. art and craft resources, baking ingredients, party food, role-play resources. If we do not receive enough contributions towards tuck, we may have to start providing it to only those who do pay.
PE with Mr Stevenson will take place every Tuesday morning. Please ensure your child has a PE Kit, black shorts, plain sky blue t-shirt, black pumps, trainers and jogging pants for outdoors and a pump bag. This can be left on your child's peg for the half term. Please write your child's name on each item of clothing.
Please provide a water bottle for your child and bring to school everyday. We are a healthy school and only plain water is allowed, thank you.
Reading books need to be in school everyday. Please sign the Planner to indicate if you have read the book with your child at home. Books will be changed weekly.
Sound books will be sent home every Friday. Each week the new letter sounds the class learn during the week will be written in their book. Please practise reading and writing these sounds at home and return the sound book to school on Mondays.
Every Friday your child will be given the opportunity to choose a Library book. This should be returned every week so that they can regularly change it.
Good News Bear
As a reward for lovely behaviour, every child has the chance to take home our Good News Bear at some point over the year. A book will also be sent in which you can help your child to draw and/or write or add photographs about their time with the bear. The Bear will be sent home on Fridays.