Reception

Welcome to Reception Class

In our EYFS Unit we learn through fun-filled, hands on activities and experiences.

Our themes for learning are decided in conjunction with the children and their interests and other exciting, seasonal events. This  helps to inspire and develop enthusiasm for learning. We aim to create a caring and supportive environment which stimulates our children to achieve their full potential.

We have lots of wonderful spaces for the children to explore and learn in. In addition to our three indoor classrooms we have a large dedicated outdoor area, a smaller garden area and a brand new sensroy room! We encourage the children to develop independence during their time with us. Our resources are all kept within easy-access for our children to explore and then put away again at the end of the session. We also make full use of the learning spaces available to the whole school including the Green Room for our weekly music and yoga sessions and the main school hall for our PE sessions and Worship.

The Reception Year marks the end of your child's time in EYFS. It is a busy year when your child develops academically in preperation for Year One. We place a great deal of emphasis on developing early writing, reading and number skills. We value the support with recieve from our parents in supporting their children with these key life skills. All of our children bring home a reading book each night and additional activities to support the development of their number and phonics skills. We support parents with workshops and communication via 'Class Dojo' so that our children have the maximum opportunity to reach their full potiential. 

Parents are kept up-to-date with thier child's progress through our online learning journey 'Tapestry'. We regualrtly post observations, photographs and videos of your child in this safe, online forum so that you can enjoy your child's learning journey with them. 

Our reception class love to get out into the community and make the most of our lovely village. We visit the village library on a weekly basis for a storytime session, attend the church coffee mornings and have recently visited the local bakery and garden centre. We also welcome visitors to school to further enhance our childrens learning experiences. 

What's new this term?

Our theme this term is based around two book by the author Julia Donaldson. Our children have shown a keen interest in animals of every kind so we hope that these books will form a platform to inspire further learning and enthusiasm!

Weeks 1-3: What the Ladybird Heard: farm animals

Weeks 4-6: The Snail and the Whale: ocean animals and snails!!!!

 

We will be holding an EYFS Learning Journey Celebration session on Tuesday 6th February 2018. Parents are invited to share in some of the activities the children have enjoyed this term and to share our success stories. We will also be looking ahead to Term Four and planning further activites to insprie our youngest learners. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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