!A big, warm welcome to reception!
Meet the Team
There are three members of staff in Reception - Miss Day, Mrs Davies and Mrs Guenina. The children are supported by all adults within the classroom.
Miss E Day Mrs S Davies Mrs D Guenina
(Reception Class Teacher/EY Lead) (Early Years Practitioner/MSA) (Teaching Assistant/MSA)
A warm welcome to Reception! We hope your child settles in quickly. This first half of the term, we will be really encouraging your child to be as independent as possible while they learn the routine of the day. We will begin by teaching the children the rules and expectations of the class, modelling how to use the indoor & outdoor environments, as well as playing ice breaker games that help the children learn each other’s names and become comfortable within the setting. As the children adapt, we will start to introduce our more structured timetable, which will include Phonics sessions, as well as Literacy, Maths, shared Reading & Topic sessions. The children will continue to develop their learning through play and will have a balance of adult led and self-chosen activities. We understand that starting school is a big step for all children, so any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to us.
In Reception, we aim for all children to become independent learners who are happy to attend school each day. We encourage children's inquisitive minds and ensure opportunities are provided to enhance children's learning development through their interests. We hope for every child to be a confident learner who enjoys challenges and learning new things.
Here is a video of our classroom.
As you can see, there is a huge variety of resources in the classroom and we teach the children to "choose it, use it and put it away" once they have finished.
The classroom is split into different areas of learning with a variety of resources in each to help give children different learning experiences. They can use these experiences to help build on existing and new concepts, to extend their knowledge and understanding, with effective scaffolding from the staff.
Child-initiated and adult-led learning is balanced within the class timetable, giving the children opportunities to choose their own learning and challenge themselves. Observations of the children are undertaken by the staff and used to provide stimulating challenges and activities in the classroom, using both the inside and outside learning environments.
We strongly believe that parents have an invaluable contribution towards their own child's learning, and work cooperatively to create good links between home and school. Each week we send home information of what the children have been doing at school via Dojos, with some activities to complete at home with their parents to consolidate their learning. We encourage parents to share things that may go on outside of school, such as a celebration or achievement for their child. This continuous communication is key to ensuring the best outcomes for children.
We are very approachable staff, so please do not hesitate to come and ask us any questions you may have!
Reminders for Parents/ Carers
Return reading packs and homework packs to school.
Library - Please ensure books are in bags to return.
Reading Packs and Homework packs will be sent back home.
P.E Day - Please ensure your child has their P.E kit.
Reception Overview of Teaching
Autumn 1 Phase 2 Grapheme Information Sheet
Autumn 2 Phase 2 Grapheme Information Sheet
CLASS NEWSLETTERS 2023/2024
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Summer 2024 - Click to access