Welcome to Reception Class!
We are really looking forward to getting to know all of our new children and their families as we begin the first part of our Autumn Term. This is a really exciting time for us all and we want to help make your child's first step into school as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Please let one of the Reception Team know if you have any questions at all- we are here to help.
Initially over the first few weeks, we are getting to know each of our children by playing alongside them. We are finding out what they like and what they can do. It is lovely to get to know them all as individuals and understanding their starting point helps us to plan exciting activities that will support their development. We will be carrying out the statutory Reception Baseline Assessment which is informal and fun. In addition, we will be carrying out language assessments using the Nuffield Early Language Programme. Again, these are very informal and enjoyable for your child but please ask if you have any questions at all.
After the initial few weeks, we will begin our first theme which is 'We Love Reading'. A Curriculum Overview will be sent home and is also on the website for you. This will show you what your child will be learning in class. We are really looking forward to beginning our first theme as we feel that it will provide a lovely opportunity to enjoy a range of familiar stories; embracing together as a class the wonderful world of storytelling and imagination.
Our Class Gallery is also lovely to browse through and will be added to over the coming weeks. It provides a wonderful opportunity for you to discover what your child has been learning in Reception.
We hope that you enjoy browsing through our page and that it provides you with an insight into how each day is a wonderful journey of learning, exploration and fun!
The Reception Team- Mrs Powell, Ms Rennolds and Mrs Starr