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Reception

Meet the Reception Team
Class Teacher: Miss Megan Rowley 
Teaching Assistants: Miss Sarah Evans and Mrs Linsey Webster 
Learning Support Workers: Miss Sara Chugg and Miss Maddison Bentley
Please come and see us if you have any questions or need any advice to help support your child at home.

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 (our Busy Learning Time). 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.

PE
Your child will have weekly PE lessons, on Thursdays. However, we encourage PE 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 PE kits! 

Physical development is a very important part of learning in Reception (no matter what the weather) and children need to have both appropriate PE kits for every session.
Indoor kit: White T-shirt, blue shorts
Outdoor kit: White T-shirt, blue jogging bottoms/leggings, blue hoodie/zipped jumper, trainers/black pumps

Learning Journeys
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 have open sessions for you to view books throughout the year. 
 

Home Activities
Reading helps children access all areas of learning so we ask that you read with your child for 5 to 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 add comments and 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 to make learning informal and part of everyday life. 
We love to hear about learning at home and encourage you to post on Tapestry and return home sheets to add to your child’s learning journey. 

Some useful websites
Phonics Play

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 Tor Read
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. 

How to pronounce sounds

A useful video demonstrating how to pronounce sounds correctly.

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