Welcome to Reception!
Meet the Team
Mrs Sayah - Class 1 Teacher & Phase Lead
Mrs Tiplady - Class 1 TA
Mrs Viljoen - Class 2 Teacher
Mrs Newell - Class 2 Teacher
Mrs Makepeace - Class 2 TA
Miss Singh - Class 3 Teacher
Miss Cook - Class 3 TA
Miss Jones - PPA Teacher
Miss Watkins - Additional Support
Mrs Dilip - Additional Support
Miss Murphy - Additional Support
Mrs Budworth - Additional Support
Start and End of Day Routine
Children need to arrive at school between 08.45am and 08.55am. Children are also welcome to attend Breakfast Club at 08.30am where toast, crumpets and juice are provided free of charge and is open to all children.
At the end of the day, children are to be collected at 3pm. The pick up locations are as follows:
- Class 1 – Children enter and leave through the external classroom door (first door on the left, as you enter through the playground)
- Class 2 – Children enter and leave through the corridor door (second door on the left, as you enter through the playground)
- Class 3 - Children enter and leave through the wooden gate (next to the terrapin)
P.E. and Forest School Days
Forest School - Wednesday
PE - Tuesday
Forest School - Monday
PE - Thursday
Forest School - Thursday
PE - Friday
Children should keep their PE kit in school.
On Forest School days, children should come to school in Forest School clothes (old clothes that can get muddy, or a waterproof all-in-one suit) and bring school uniform to change into. Children should leave wellies in school if possible, for use at Forest School and in our EYFS Outdoor Area.
Overview of the Curriculum
In EYFS, we follow the Development Matters (2021) framework. Through a mixture of adult led, adult directed and child initiated learning we cover the seven areas of learning and plan for the characteristics of effective teaching and learning.
In ELS Phonics, EYFS children learn to say a sound for all the letters of the alphabet, as well as for many digraphs and trigraphs. Children learn to blend sounds in order to read words and segment the sounds in order to spell words phonetically. Children also learn a number of “harder to read and spell words”.
In Maths, EYFS children explore numbers 1 to 10 in depth, learning to count, subitise, recognise, compare and compose the numbers, as well as learning to recall addition and subtraction facts for the numbers up to 10. Children also explore shape, space and measure.
In Talk for Writing, EYFS children learn to tell a number of different stories and begin to innovate those stories, in order to create their own stories.
In our Foundation Curriculum, EYFS children explore a different theme each term.
Our homework will continue to focus on practising recognising and writing our new sounds and Harder to Read and Spell Words. Please continue to encourage your child to engage with this, using the mnemonics included in the homework letter, focusing on supporting their accurate formation of each letter. Please also practice the flashcards in the inside cover of their reading record regularly at home.
We also expect your child to read daily. Please ensure your child’s book bag is in school every day containing their reading books and their reading record. Your child’s reading books will be changed every Friday, however, they will be heard to read during the week so their book bag must always be in school. Every time they read, you should sign the reading record with the pages they have read. This allows the teachers to keep track of how much children are reading at home. Teachers will also record your child’s reading in school using the reading record and communicate their progress and next steps to you. Please ask your child questions based on the pictures they can see and the text they have read to help develop their comprehension skills. If your child has read their book at least five times with you, you may wish to also access their assigned ebook by logging in to Oxford Owl. Your child’s login details can be found in the inside cover of their reading record.
Useful Links for Home Learning