Welcome to Reception!

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The grown ups that help us to learn are Mrs Dawson, Mrs Humphrey and Miss Blackie.

There are 30 children in our lively class and we love to have lots of fun as we learn!

In our class we have a daily phonics and maths sessions and story time at the end of the day. We have a weekly 'Family Group Time', where we have focused learning and time to talk as a small group. 

In addition to this we have two sessions where we choose our own learning. We can choose to be outside or inside and we have a wide range of equipment to use, it's great.

To help us enjoy the outdoor classroom, it is important that we bring:

  • A pair of wellies
  • A set of waterproofs
  • A water bottle for the classroom (separate from a lunch drink)
  • A full set of spare clothes in a small bag

(ALL with names on them!)

Online Learning Journals

 ‘Tapestry’ is our online learning journey software. Each child can have their own individual learning journey that you can access at anytime by logging on with a secure username and password. As parents you are able to view all of your child’s observations, photographs and even videos from their time in Reception. You even receive an email telling you when a new observation or piece of work is available for you to view. This enables you to follow your child’s progress and give you the opportunity to reflect upon their achievements with them at home. You can add comments so that we are able to find out which activities your child really enjoyed as well as sharing the activities they carry out at home.  All of this information is stored on a highly secure server which is monitored closely. You can also add learning snapshots which is a great way to show us what your child is like at home and helps us to gain a clearer picture of their interests and abilities. Read what last year's parents told us about Tapestry here

In October each year we invite parents to an ‘Early Reading and Phonics’ event. At the session we:

  • Introduce our reading programme, ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised’.
  • Discuss what phonics is, how and why we teach it.
  • Give guidance on reading terminology and how to pronounce each sound correctly.
  • Discuss how you can support your child with reading and writing at home.

What to expect in the Early  Years: A Guide for Parents

Links to games websites:

Crickweb has an 'Early Years' section, but if you feel your child can play these confidently, have a look atthe different areas on some of the Key Stage 1 section.

ICT Games: Numeracy and Literacy games

Top Marks: 

Phonics Play: There are some free phonics games on this website, We use some of these in class. The children have covered Phase 2 in class so far, so go to the 'Phase 2' section for the appropriate level.

Alphablocks game on CBeebies: Alphablocks is a fun programme on CBeebies with characters that are sounds. This link is to a short phonics game involving these characters, practising blending and segmenting words.

Why not play some of these games with your child?

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