Reception 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Reception Class

At Parklands we strive to provide the  highest quality education to all of our children, especially our youngest. We will nurture your child, listening to their ideas, and creating wonderful opportunities to allow them to become the best they can be.

Our wonderful team of staff:


Mrs Ephgrave – Class Teacher
Miss Peel – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Harmes – Teaching Assistant
Mrs McNeil – PPA cover on Monday afternoons

Important information:

  • Children will engage in daily Read, Write Inc. (RWI) phonic lessons. They will bring home information on the sounds they are learning so that they can practise at home.
  • They will also be given a reading book that corresponds to their RWI group. All of this should be kept in their reading pack and should be in school daily.
  • Children need to share books at home every day. It is important for them to read
    and re-read the books they are sent home.
  • PE day for Reception is Thursday. Please send your child to school in the correct PE uniform.
  • We spend lots of time outdoors so children need to have waterproofs and wellies in school everyday.

Our curriculum is exciting, and full of wonderful ways to inspire young minds. We give high priority to support the development of communication and language, finding ways to get children talking about all sorts! English and maths skills are important and with high expectations we ensure good progress throughout the year and a smooth transition into Year 1. The interests of your children are really important to us and we try to provide exciting learning experiences around these interests, as well as take part in both new and familiar celebrations throughout the academic year

We deliver maths through a mastery approach which means giving all children the opportunity to learn and deepen their understanding together without rushing forward. We use a scheme called Power Maths and also a programme called Mastering Number. Children really enjoy maths, especially applying learning during provision. In English
sessions, children learn a wide range of skills through immersion in a text. We choose great stories which inspire the children to read and write.

PE is Wednesday morning.

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