Foundation Stage 2 – Reception
Welcome to Reception Class !
Miss Barber is the teacher in Reception.
Keep updated with our learning in Reception Class by looking at our class blog page:
An yearly overview of our learning in Reception:
All About Reception Class…
The daily routine is very important in the Foundation Stage as the children need the security of knowing what they are doing when. As such is it important that children arrive on time. The Reception children come into school at 8.50am until 3.20pm.
Our sessions are divided into different periods; each one is intended to develop a particular set of skills. The children will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We shall be developing a skills based curriculum divided into seven areas known as:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Throughout the year we will be covering a range of small topics, which allow us to respond to the children’s interests. The topics will be cross-curricular and all aspects of the EYFS Curriculum will be incorporated.
As part of our Foundation Stage your child will benefit from being together as one at times. There will be a good ratio of adults to children working in the Foundation Stage team, providing greater learning opportunities for your child. Our younger children will enjoy the free flow learning experience and our older children will have greater opportunities to extend and broaden their learning. This is known as child initiated learning.
A number of activities will be teacher led within the Foundation Stage such as phonics, literacy and numeracy activities. This will enable children to become effective, motivated learners, providing them with the flexibility and fluidity, therefore meeting the needs of each pupil within the Foundation Stage.
Remember that the most important and precious gift you can give your child is your TIME. It’s not always easy within family life – but it is vital!!
Home and school is a partnership and working together we can develop the unique abilities of your child.
Reception Weekly Activities…
Monday – snack payment day. If you wish for your child to have a school snack in the morning please ensure you send the payment in a named envelope.
Thursday – “Stay and Share Session” – Reception parents can share a story or an activity with your child on a Thursday morning. This not only gives your child a wonderful experience but is also an opportunity for you to look at and comment on your child’s work, as well as time to chat to others as part of our home links programme.
Friday – your child will bring home a homework folder. There shall be a sound sheet to complete in the folder and we leave the previous sounds in the folder, if you would like to practice them all at home. Please ensure your child’s folder is back into school by the following Thursday.
Clothing and Jewellery…
Reception children are required to wear our school uniform. If you require any uniform items, the uniform order form is available from the school office.
Jewellery should not be worn in school as it can be dangerous and is often lost.
Reception children are required to have a P.E kit in a named bag. P.E. kits need to be in school every day, as P.E. is liable to change days occasionally. It can be washed at regular intervals.
Please ensure all items of your child’s clothing are clearly named.
The children go out to play everyday and we would be grateful if they could bring in a Water-proof jacket (when the weather gets colder they will also need gloves, and a hat) since outdoor learning continues whatever the weather!
Parents As Partners…
To help keep you up to date with Foundation Stage news, and dates for your diaries we provide Parent as Partners leaflets termly, and weekly school newsletters. We have an open door policy within our Foundation Stage, if you have any worries, concerns or celebrations and would like to speak to a member of our Foundation Stage team please make an appointment.