Welcome to the Reception Class page!
My name is Mrs. Deavin and I am the Reception Class teacher. This year we are very lucky to have 2 teacher assistants - Mrs Drape and Mrs Murray will be working with the class every day. We are all very excited to work with the children in Reception and share their experiences in these early days of their time in school.
The planning and learning in Reception is based around the Early Years curriculum which helps children to develop their social, emotional and communication 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. We will carry out daily literacy and numeracy activities as well as completing PE once a week and developing children's understanding of the world around them through a range of activities throughout the year.
The time in class is divided between 2 rooms. In the Creative Room children can explore paint, water, play dough and sand as well as experiment with junk modelling and develop their cutting and sticking skills. Our main classroom provides opportunities for role play, construction, reading, writing and maths as well as resources to develop their fine motor skills. We are very lucky to also have an enclosed outdoor area which we will be accessing for some time every day.
Mrs. Deavin will greet the children in the yard each morning and dismiss them each afternoon. Mrs Drape and Mrs Murray will support the children once inside with putting away their coats and bags and carrying out some morning activities in the classroom. We ask that children are signed in and out by an adult so that we can ensure their safety. Mrs Deavin will always be available at the end of the school day if you need to discuss anything in detail.
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 add to the book each weekend to share things 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.
Your child will be given a homework task every Friday for you to complete at home with them. This must be returned on Monday for it to be checked over by Mrs. Deavin. Homework tasks will be based on the work children have been doing in school so that they can share their successes with you at home.
Children will be given reading books to bring home - these books are linked to the letters and sounds they will be learning at school. We ask that parents/carers listen to their children read 3 times each week. In addition to their reading book, children will also be given a packet of High Frequency Words to learn - learning these words will help to develop children's reading fluency.
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 take part in PE lessons every Monday morning. PE kits are provided by school so children will only need to bring trainers or sand shoes to school. It would be great if these could be left in school all of the time.
Thursday afternoon is Mrs. Deavin's PPA time. Mrs. Clennell will cover the class during this time.
We will update the website regularly with information about what we have been doing in school and look forward to sharing these with you.