Welcome to Reception!
We have 30 children in our Reception class and we have four key groups:
Our class teacher is Miss Neill and our teaching assistants are Mrs Garfield and Mrs Lomas.
Reception doors open at 8:55am. When the children enter the classroom they put their coats and bags away and choose what option they would like for their lunch. It is then choosing time in the classroom and they can pick an area to take part in play-based learning. Throughout this time the children will also complete teacher focus activities, including individual reading.
After we have stopped and tidied our classroom, it is time for our number groups. Every day we have a 25 minute math session that includes both number activities and shape, space and measure activities. Once we have finished our number time, we have our snack and then it's time for phonics. Our phonics session is also 25 minutes and always includes both reading and writing skills.
Straight after lunch Reception have a topic session based on their current topic, which changes every half term.
The afternoons in Reception are as follows:
On Monday we have outdoor P.E lessons.
On Tuesday half of the class completes activities outside whilst the other half takes part in guided reading tasks.
On Wednesday we have dance lessons.
On Thursday the other half of the class completes activities outside whilst the rest take part in guided reading tasks.
On Friday we have music lessons.
Reception's school day finishes at 3:15.
In the final term in Reception, the Reception teacher will liaise with the child’s Year 1 teacher. The Reception teacher will discuss each child's development in relation to the early learning goals in order to support a smooth transition to Year 1.
We learn through a play based topic curriculum called The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Our learning takes place in both indoor and outdoor settings. For more information see our Early Years page.
Feel free to call in to see our teachers if you have anything you would like to discuss