Welcome to the Reception Class page! The class teacher in Reception is Miss. Doherty and the teaching assistant is Mrs. Darling, both of whom are really excited to be working with your children in the early days of their school life.
The planning and learning in Reception is based around Early Years curriculum which helps children to develop their social, emotional and communicative skills alongside their understanding of maths, literacy, creativity and the world around them.
During the day, the children will take part in a range of activities which are carefully planned around their individual development, needs and next steps in learning. This is extremely important in giving your child the skills to become an independent learner.
The time in class is divided between a wet classroom where children can explore water, dough and sand as well as explore their creative side through junk modelling and painting; a dry classroom which is filled with excellent role play, construction, writing and maths resources; and an outdoor space where children can freely explore more physical and explorative learning.
Miss. Doherty will greet the children in the yard each morning and dismiss them each afternoon so if you have any questions or comments that you would like to discuss with her, please feel free to do so during those times.
My Special World
Your child will take their 'My Special World' book home with them on a Friday. We would love it if you and your child could work together to fill the book with exciting activities that you've done at home. The book needs to be returned to school each Monday to allow us to share it with your child.
Each week your child will visit the school library to choose a book to share with you at home. This book must be returned the following week for your child to select a new one.
Your child will be given a homework book every Friday for you to complete at home with them. This must be returned on Monday for it to be checked over by Miss. Doherty.
Your child will take part in PE lessons every Monday afternoon and will need a PE kit; a white or red polo shirt, black shorts or leggings and trainers or sand shoes. We strongly advise that your child leaves their PE kit in school each half term.
Monday afternoon is Miss Doherty's PPA time. Mrs. Clennell will cover the class during this time.