In Reception we have lots of fun while learning through play! We have a stimulating, fun and educational environment where we play, explore and investigate through various forms. Reception have access to open-ended resources both indoors and outdoors. We follow key themes in Reception using different topics as a base to explore children’s interest and curiosity.
We currently have one class of Reception age pupils. The class teacher is Mrs McDonald who works closely alongside Miss Hillman and Mrs Walton.
The children spend the morning sessions taking part in Phonics and Literacy activities, as well as activities of their own choosing throughout the day. In the afternoons we learn about numbers and mathematical concepts through hands on experiences through play and adult-led activities – cooking, rhymes, stories, sorting, counting, and practical problem-solving activities.
Our topics are influenced by the time of year and the children’s interests. We use traditional stories and picture books to inspire learning opportunities as well as taking advantage of the time of year to introduce celebrations and traditions.
We take part in Dough Disco, which is aimed at strengthening the children’s fingers, supporting them in their ability to hold a pencil and write letters with good control.
We also take part in Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle uses dance and large movements to help children develop the fine muscle control they need for writing.
Early Years Parent meeting July 2022
Early Years Parent Phonic meeting Sept 2022
On the 8th September 2021, Mrs McDonald and Mrs Copeland hosted an EYFS Parents Information session. Here is a copy of the presentation for you to look at.
Please follow this link. EYFS Parents Meeting 2021