Welcome to Reception
On this page you can find out a few key things you need to know about Reception.
This year we have one Reception Class.
Mrs Kungur is the class teacher. The class is supported by Mrs Hancock, Miss Martin and Mrs Steele. Miss Collier teaches the class Music on a Tuesday morning, and Growth Mindset on a Thursday afternoon.
We follow the same creative curriculum approach as the main school. This term our topics are:
Family Fun Afternoons
We have a family fun session every half term where we welcome parents to come in and spend the afternoon in the classroom. Each session will have a different theme and these are on different days of the week to enable as many parents to attend as possible.
The children will have daily phonics sessions where they will learn new sounds and actions. We follow the recommended Department for Education Letter and Sounds Scheme with resources from a variety of sources to support learning.
Your child will be given a reading book, along with a reading record. Initially, all books will contain just pictures, this will give you and your child the chance to discuss the pictures and will allow them to use their imagination to make up a story. This helps the children to understand what a story is, as well as giving the opportunity to develop their vocabulary and speaking skills. When the Reception staff feel that your child is ready, we will move your child onto books with words.
Books will be changed on a Tuesday and Thursday. This gives you the opportunity to read the book more than once with your child. In the reading records provided, please write the title of the book and initial when read. If you have time, feel free to write a short positive comment.
To encourage your child to be independent, we ask you to support us in getting the children to come into the cloakroom on their own. We will help your child to sort out all their belongings until they are used to doing it themselves.
These need to be brought in to school every day for letters and notices, and children should always have their reading books and any phonics sounds/words in them.
Please provide a named water bottle as your child will have access to this throughout the day. Water bottles must contain water and not juice.
Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school all week. This needs to be both indoor and outdoor kit. We have PE on Monday mornings.
Wellies and Art Apron
Children need to have named wellies in school, and an old art apron or shirt.
Open Door Policy
Reception staff are always available at the start and end of the day for a quick chat and any questions!