Welcome to our class!
The Reception Team!
A big hello and a warm welcome from our YR class teacher, Mrs Peet and teaching assistant, Mrs Culley! We also welcome teaching assistants Miss Croney, Mrs Cabourn, Miss Whitham and Mrs Lowe throughout the week. Our teachers most important job is to ensure we are all safe and happy at school!
In Reception we have lots of fun learning through play! We spend ‘Discovery Time’ exploring, questioning and challenging the big world around us! Our phonics monsters are always on hand to help us learn new graphemes and their corresponding phonemes, which support our early reading and writing.
Monster Phonics Progression Map across YR:
Our EYFS curriculum is interactive, engaging and practical, which seamlessly follows on from previous Nursery learning and throughout the whole year elements of the Year 1 National curriculum are woven into the 7 areas of our EYFS curriculum to ensure we are Year 1 ready later in the year!
Areas of EYFS Learning
Our learning is broken up into the following areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (NC: PSHE/RSE/RE)
Communication and Language
Physical Development (NC: PE/Handwriting)
Literacy (Monster Phonics & Early Reading/Writing)
Understanding the World (NC: Science/History/Geography/RE)
Expressive Arts and Design (NC: DT/Art/Drama)
Our ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’
Playing and Exploring
Creative and Critical Thinking
Our exciting projects…
We use elements of the Cornerstones Curriculum supported by continuous provision and enhancements to play opportunities.
Autumn (1) Me and My Community & Exploring Autumn
Autumn (2) Me and My Community & Exploring Autumn
Spring (1) Starry Night & Winter Wonderland
Spring (2) Ready Steady Grow! & Signs of Spring
Summer (1) Ready Steady Grow! & Signs of Spring
Summer (2) Once Upon a Time & Sparkle and Shine
Click below to see the exciting learning we have planned for this half term:
Recording our Learning
Each child in Reception has an online Learning Journey through Tapestry. This is where Maths learning and WOW moments are recorded and we love sharing photographs and comments with our parents and carers!
Throughout the year, in Reception, your child’s progress is measured based on our staff's knowledge of your child which can include the evidence in their Mark Making books and Learning Journey. We therefore encourage parents to contribute to their child's Tapestry to show us what their child has been doing and saying at home. If you would like some ideas of what to add or have any questions, we are happy to help!