Reception

Miss L Wright and Ms E Stout

Welcome to Reception

 

Children in the Reception class are currently receiving an outstanding education. They thoroughly enjoy their activities in their well organised classroom and the much improved outdoor area. They also benefit from excellent teaching that takes account of their own interests and needs. 

Ofsted September 2013

In Reception Class our aim is to give the best possible start to all children at the beginning of their journey through education by encouraging independence, creativity and developing the emotional well-being of each child.

Following a thorough baseline assessment at the start of the year, in which we find out what each child knows in order to give them an accurate starting point, we give the children engaging and hands-on experiences planned around topics they are interested in to nurture their love of learning in a caring and supportive environment where the can become confident learners.  We know that children learn best when they are having fun, so play and active involvement underpin the structure of every day.  To read more about the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage follow this link here.

http://www.eriding.net/early-years-foundation-stage/

Children in Reception Class learn at different rates, so each child is planned for as an individual in order to maximise their learning.  There are daily opportunities for activities to support all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and a mix of adult led and child led tasks.  A description of the areas of learning can be accessed through this link.

https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage

A very important part of our day is the time we spend learning about phonics.  Our school follows the Read, Write Inc phonics programme, where all children are taught how to recognise letters and read words.  More information about Read, Write Inc phonics programme can be found below.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/read-write-inc-programmes/phonics/

At the end of the year the children will be assessed on whether they have met the Early Learning Goals for the Early years Foundation Stage.  For more information on this, please click on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-profile-handbook

 

Celebration Assembly Friday 2nd May 2014

A great big thank you to the children from Reception Class for such a lovely liturgy this morning.  They told us lots of good news and at the end of the day they sent away on the 'bad things' on their balloons.                         Stars of the Week May 2nd...

Day 4

This morning we arrived at school to find that 4 more of our eggs had hatched during the night! Another egg had developed a large crack and we kept checking back on it throughout the day. Finally, at 2.30pm this afternoon, chick number 8 appeared from its egg right in...

Day 3

Today we arrived at school to find 3 of our eggs had hatched in the night!               We had 3 very tired chicks! 1 boy which we have named Joseph after our school, and 2 girls who we have yet to name. Before long, they had dried...

Day 2!

We have been excitedly watching our eggs today! We have seen some of our eggs moving around a little and hope that tomorrow they will start to hatch.               We know that if our chicks are brown, they are girls, and if they are...

A Special Delivery For Reception Class!

DAY 1 On Monday we received a special delivery at lunch time! An incubator with 10 hens eggs that are almost ready to hatch! We are hoping to see some baby chicks on Wednesday!   Check back every day for a progress report and more...

Our ‘Night Before Christmas’ Day!

We came to school in our pyjamas today and pretended it was Christmas Eve! In the morning, we made biscuits to leave out for Santa. Some of us made gingerbread men, some made star biscuits and some of us made cookies with chocolate chips. In the afternoon, we wrote a...

Our Letters To Santa

All of the children in reception class wrote a letter to Father Christmas to tell him what they wanted for Christmas! We walked to the post box and posted our letters!                           ...

Inspire Afternoon In Reception Class.

We held an inspire afternoon for Reception Class and invited our parents and carers to come along. We all made a game to take home that will help us to practise our reading and spelling!                      ...

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