Reception 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Reception Class

Our amazing Early Years team ensure 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 teach children to read in a variety of ways and use a scheme called Read Write Inc (RWI)  to deliver phonics sessions.  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. 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.

Contact school for more information and you can also read our Ofsted Report, in which our Early Years is rated as Outstanding. 

Our wonderful team of staff:

Mrs Ephgrave – Class Teacher
Miss Peel – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Barnsley - PPA Teacher

Important information:

    • Children will bring home sounds to practise linked to their RWI group.
    • 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
    • PE day for Reception is Wednesday. Please send your child to school in the correct PE uniform.
    • Celebration assembly is Friday afternoon at 2.30pm
    • weekly learning sheets are sent home on a Monday with information about our learning for the week.
    • Every half term we have a stay & play session where you will be invited to come in and play with your child in school.

    What can you do at home?

    • 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.
    • Please use the weekly learning sheet to listen to our story of the week, look for the colour of the week and practise phonic sounds they have learnt in school (QR codes are on the weekly learning sheet).
    • access class dojo – updates will be posted on dojo.
    • look out for pictures on Facebook.

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