Miss Fran Mitchell Miss Charlie Horsey Mrs Lynda Britton Reception Teacher Class TA & Forest School PPA Teacher
Our page will be full of all the exciting experiences from your child's first year at school! You will also find important information about Reception, our current topics and useful website links.
This term we will be focussing on settling into school and getting to know all our new friends in Reception. We will start to learn new sounds in Phonics and do lots of counting in Maths. The EYFS allows for flexibility in the topics that are covered; so this year the children's interests are going to form the starting point for our learning.
Start of the day arrangements - As Reception parents, you may bring your child to our patio area between 8.45 - 8.55am. You will be informed should this arrangement change.
Water Bottles - Children may bring in a named water bottle which they will take home at the end of each day. Please ensure the bottle only contains water - no squash.
Book Bags - The children need to bring in their book bag everyday, as we will be regularly sending home letters and other information. Please ensure your child brings in their reading folder everyday as they will be reading throughout the week.
Balanceability begins on Friday 20th September 2019
Balanceability is a 10 week programme, led by trained instructors, to support your children in learning to ride a bike. The children will be divided into two groups and each will have a 35 minute session. Initially the sessions focus on developing core strength, then on using a balance bike effectively and finally the children have the opportunity to ride a pedal bike! Last year the programme was hugely successful and the children who could ride a bike already, became more confident and accurate when riding.
Reception have a weekly Forest School session on a Monday - information about the start date will be sent out.
Forest School allows the children to explore the natural world in a safe environment and develop the confidence to challenge themselves. We use our Forest School sessions to enhance our curriculum with a focus on the Characteristics of Effective Learning.