Reception

Welcome to Reception

This term we are exploring the topic of Growth, what with us growing at such a fast rate too! We will be experimenting with how seeds grow into plants and linking this to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) is so cross-curricular we can link our learning across all seven areas from counting beans and measuring our heights in Maths to balancing tall and crouching small in Physical Development. There is not a moment to be missed!

How can I see my child's learning journey?
As a way of sharing moments of your child's learning throughout the week, we use a Digital Learning Platform called Tapestry. Tapestry creates an online learning journal where you will find photos, updates and assessments of your child's continuous learning. It acts as a shared tool whereby you can upload special milestones and occasions in your child's life, creating a fuller and more holistic view of the rapid growth of your child until they reach the end of the Foundation Stage.
 
Meet the Team
Mrs Short- Class teacher
Mrs Jeffery - Senior Practitioner
Miss Kirby - Learning support assistant
Mrs Brayley - Learning support assistant/EAL Co-ordinator

Forest School

We are lucky to have access to our fabulous Forest School. The Reception children visit the Forest twice a week where we are able to explore a range of activities such as cooking, using tools, building and scavenging. We provide all children with a waterproof coat and trousers. Please supply your child with a name dpair of wellington boots, to be kept in school where possible.

Phonics
We use the Read Write Inc scheme as the children become ready to hear, recognise and form letters. The Read Write Inc. phonics scheme provides a cohesive approach to teaching children to read and write when they are ready. Each week your child will bring home new sounds they have been learning or to consolidate existing learning.
 
 Below is a video of 5 year-old 'Sylvie' demonstrating how to pronounce pure sounds