Wednesday 20th October 2021 is Open evening for current students attending school. Please see the pupil and parent portal for more information.

Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Maple, one of our Reception classes.

Our teaching staff:

Maple Class: Mrs Ryan (Class Teacher) and Mrs Moncaster (Teaching Assistant)

Willow Class: Mrs Marshall (Class Teacher) and Mrs Wallis (Teaching Assistant)

Important information

P.E. is on Tuesdays

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school, which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor PE. Please ensure all kit is labelled, including plimsolls.

Termly Overview:

Our topic for Autumn 1 is 'All About Me' and 'Animals'. Please click the links below for more information about the topics.

Parent Booklet - Autumn 1 (with details about the topic and ideas for learning at home). The layout of this document is a booklet, so pages may be out of order when viewing / printing at home.

Termly Overview - Autumn 1 (details of the focus / key learning for each week).

We will read and explore lots of books, such as Owl Babies, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Dear Zoo. We will learn through play based activities, such as:

¨ Creating pictures and paintings of ourselves.

¨ Bringing in baby photos and playing ‘Guess Who’.

¨ Going on our own bear hunt in our outside areas.

¨ Leaf printing and texture rubbings.

¨ Sequencing story pictures and using them to retell the stories in their own words.

We will use the basic skills we are taught in Literacy and Maths to support our learning throughout the curriculum.

The above themes and ideas are starting points for the children’s learning. Where possible, we will plan activities based on the children’s interests and in response to our assessments and observations.

Tapestry

In Reception, we use Tapestry -a secure online learning journal. Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years and primary education. Using photos, videos and diary entries, the teacher along with the child’s parents, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing. The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media. The communication between staff and parents that Tapestry enables, helps build a shared understanding of how every child can reach their full potential, from birth to the end of primary school.

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