Welcome to the Reception Class Page.
Welcome to our fantastic school Reception. This page will give you the core information for the year.
Start time: 8:55
Finish Time: 3:25
We have P.E every Monday and Friday. We have access to both the hall and the MUGA for our P.E sessions meaning we can carry on teaching P.E regardless of the weather. Children should come to school dressed in their P.E kit for both days. It is recommended that during the winter months, children wear jogging bottoms and bring a school jumper/fleece to wear in addition.
Just a reminder that these should be in school from the first week and will remain in school throughout. They will be washed and refilled daily by staff.
Reading Books will be issued later on in the school year. Initially we focus on phonics and introducing children to the letters and sounds that will be the building blocks of their future reading and writing.
More information will follow.
What we are learning
This area is dedicated to supporting you to understand a little more about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum relevant to your child as they progress through Reception. The early years curriculum is based on learning through exploration and play via high quality teaching and continuous provision. Here you will find current planning within our reception class.
We hope you enjoy exploring as much as we enjoy engaging with and sharing the included activities with the children.
How to help with maths and reading:
Have fun with reading. Let your child choose what they read and enjoy it together. Short or long, it’s time well spent.
Don’t worry about what your children are reading: recipes, cereal packets … it’s all useful! Keep books and other reading materials close by.
Reading to children of all ages is helpful. Ask lots of questions: who, what, where, when and why and ask them to summarise when you’ve finished.
When you see your child reading, praise them: “I love to see you reading!”
For more tips on helping your child read, click here.
Maths can be a part of your everyday activities through games, stories and conversation! You don’t need to have a separate maths lesson or activity. Why not count plates as you lay the table or do a fun addition quiz?
Board games like Snakes and Ladders or other games with numbered spaces can be great for Maths learning. You can even make your own!
Meals and snack times can be great to teach lots of concepts, like sharing, talking about time, counting how many carrots you have, estimating the number of beans or comparing sizes of potatoes.
Use maths words in conversation and play, talking about size (“Which is bigger?”), order (“Which is first?”), shapes and more.
Stories can be great opportunities for maths learning. Check out mathsthroughstories or you can use books you have at home!
Use manipulatives like bricks or toys of different sizes or amounts to support learning. Measuring, building, puzzles, sorting and patterns can be great!
When you see you child practising maths in everyday tasks, praise them!
Here are some useful web links that are offering resources for free at this time: