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

 

We Will Remember.

On Friday we learned about Remembrance Day and carried out lots of poppy related activities. We made our own poppies to wear, tried some poppy art and placed the poppies we made in our garden of remembrance outdoors.  ...

Baptism in Reception Class

We have been learning about baptism and to help us understand how a baby is baptised, we had our own little baptism celebration in our classroom. We named our baby Poppy and dressed her all in white. We poured water from a shell on her head three times. Here we are...

Reception Class Prayer

We wrote a class prayer that we are really proud of and would like to share with everyone. We thought of all of the things we would like to say to God and created this lovely prayer that we are going to say each morning.   God our Father, Please look after us...

Pumpkin Fun!

Last week we enjoyed some messy activities including pumpkin carving. We scooped the flesh out of our pumpkins and gathered the seeds so we could look at them closely. We were shocked to find hundreds of seeds. We enjoyed touching and smelling the flesh of the...

Inspiring Reading in Reception Class

On Thursday afternoon we had a lovely afternoon with some of our parents who took part in some early reading activities with the children. We are working really hard on our phonics in class and it was lovely to be able to share how well we are doing with our grown...

The start of a very special friendship

Every pupil at St Joseph's looks forward to their time in Year 6 and having the responsibility of being a special friend to a child from Reception Class.  This year's Year 6 are no exception.  We look forward to seeing more photos as our oldest and youngest children...

Monster Zoo

Our Reception Class and Key Stage 1 children had a fantastic walk along to Caedmon Hall to watch the performance of Monster Zoo. The performance was based upon the book Monster Zoo written by Amy Sparkes and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. [gallery size="medium"...

Meeting our special friends

Our oldest and youngest children have been spending some time with each and starting new friendships. The Year 6 children know the importance of the role they have been given as special friends to the Reception class children. We will see these friendships blossom as...

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