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Welcome to Reception’s Webpage.

The staff in Reception are Mrs Fernando (Class Teacher), Miss Wilds (HLTA),  Mrs Irwin (Phonics support), Mrs Foskett (SEND support) and Miss Francis (SEND support).

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Reception Routines

  • School Uniform: Boys – School jumper, white polo shirt, black/grey trousers, black trainers/shoes (no laces). in summer boys can wear black/grey shorts.  Girls – School jumper/cardigan, white polo shirt, black/grey pinafore/skirt/trousers, grey/black tights and black trainers/shoes.  In summer girls can wear a green checkered summer dress and white socks.  Girls can also wear black cycling shorts with the white polo shirt.
  • Children are not permitted to wear hoop earrings at school for safety reasons. All earrings must be studs.
  • Soft start: The doors open at 8.40am to enable children to take part in busy finger activities. The doors close promptly at 8.55am and the register is taken.
  • Reading Books: Please read with your children at least 4 times each week and  date, comment and sign their reading records. Children will receive one-two books each week. Books are changed every Friday.
  • Library books: Books are changed every Friday.
  • PE: every Monday. (house coloured t-shirt, dark tracksuit bottoms/shorts and school jumper/cardigan)
  • Forest School: every Friday. (school white polo shirt, dark tracksuit bottoms and school jumper/cardigan)
  • Packed Lunches:  We are a nut free school, no nut containing products in packed lunches please.  No fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate bars. Grapes must be be cut into quarters and any stoned fruit must be pitted.

Clothing: We would be really grateful if you could make sure that all clothing has your child’s name on it please.

Forest Schools:

  • We are delighted that we can offer Forest School learning  in our Early Years.  The children will take part in these activities every week, throughout the academic year.  This is a long term, learner led approach, offering children time, freedom and space to learn at their own pace, through open ended play. Forest School offers learners practical experiences and the opportunity to take supported risks, led by a qualified Forest School practitioner, which are appropriate to the environment and to themselves, such as den building, fire lighting and tool work. The natural environment provides resources and opportunities to learn and embed lifelong social skills, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

Reception Topics

  • Autumn 1: The topic for the first half-term is ‘All about Me.’ The children will be thinking about themselves and how they fit into their family and the school community.
  • Autumn 2: The topic for the second half-term is ‘Let’s Celebrate.’ We will be learning about different celebrations – the birth of a baby, birthdays, Guy Fawkes, Diwali, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Hannukah.
  • Spring 1: The topic for the first half-term is ‘Dinosaurs’. The children will learn about different dinosaurs and that there were herbivores and carnivores. We will learn how they fit into our timeline.
  • Spring 2: The topic is ‘Growing’. The children will learn about how we change as we get older.  We look at similarities and differences between each other and we grow plants and flowers and look at the life cycle of a plant.
  • Summer 1: The topic for the first half-term is ‘Traditional Tales’. We will be reading some classic tales and doing lots of retelling and writing around the stories.
  • Summer 2: The topic for the second half-term is ‘Journeys’. We will be learning about new and old forms of transport, their similarities and differences, taking a magical book journey through different forms of transport.

The documents below will give you more information about learning in Reception.