Winning House Team
Friday 29th March - Red
Welcome to Reception
In Reception we want children to be happy confident, well rounded individuals with a love for learning. We believe in providing all children with a safe and stimulating environment that builds on each individual’s wants, needs and interests.
As well as whole class learning, a vital part of the day is learning through play. Learning should be fun, engaging and suitably challenging. We aim to provide opportunities for the children to become strong communicators and independent problem solvers.
We are committed to providing the best possible start to their school life, teaching them skills and giving them experiences which will ensure their well-being now and success in the future.
Meet the Reception Team:
Miss Megan Rowley Monday – Thursday
Mrs Sian Long Friday
Teaching Assistants- Miss Sarah Evans and Mrs Linsey Webster
Please come and see us if you have any questions or need any advice to help support your child at home.
Your child will have weekly P.E lessons, on Fridays. However, we encourage P.E kits to be in school from Monday until Friday as you never know when our learning might lead us to something exciting that requires their kits! Physical development is a very important part of learning in Reception (no matter what the weather!) and children need to have both appropriate P.E kits for these sessions:
Indoor: White T-Shirt and Blue Shorts
Outdoor: White T-Shirt, Blue Jogging Bottoms/ Leggings, Blue Hoody/ Zipped Jumper, Trainers/ Black Pumps
Reading helps children access all areas of learning and so we ask that you read with your child for 5/10 minutes daily (or as close to this as possible as we completely appreciate that sometimes life is busy and the children are tired!). Please comment/ sign your child’s reading record to add to your child’s learning journey.
Your support in extending your child’s learning outside of school is really valued. This could be as simple as discussing the colour of leaves in autumn to looking at house numbers when out for a walk. Try and make learning informal and part of everyday life.
To follow the learning journey of Reception Class, each child has an individual online Tapestry account and Learning Book, to which staff in school add children’s achievements. You are more than welcome to respond to posts online, and share your child’s achievements at home onto Tapestry so we can celebrate it in school too. Learning Books are available at any point and we do aim to have an open session for you to view books throughout the year.
This website had lots of information about what phonics is, how it is taught in UK schools, and hope you can help to support development in phonics. It’s great for games which will engage your child at home (they love to play them in school too!).
Teach your monster to read is another great free gaming resource which helps children to read in a fun way! It is available on a computer/ laptop and a tablet.
A useful video demonstrating how to pronounce sounds correctly.