Reception Class

Teachers: Miss H Foord
Teaching Assistant: Mrs L Lewis

A big hello and a warm welcome to all the new children and families joining Reception class this year! We are very much looking forward to getting to know all of you and helping your children to learn and grow as individuals. We hope that their time in Reception will be exciting and memorable, and we promise to provide an enriching setting where they feel both safe and happy to explore and learn.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being so welcoming during our home visits. It has been lovely to meet you all and to talk with both you and your little ones before they start school.

In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The seven areas of learning are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development



Understand of the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Children learn in a play based environment through both indoor and outdoor experiences. The environment is set out around the seven areas of learning to develop independence, to stimulate children’s imagination and creativity, to be purposeful and allow children to develop and extend their own interests. Children are encouraged and helped to learn how to learn. Staff value children’s ideas and promote positive self-esteem. This is done through sensitive adult support and appropriate intervention to extend but not dominate the play situation. Careful observation is part of our everyday practise to understand children’s needs, interests and stages of development.

This term, the activities in Reception are set up to help the children to grow in confidence, to feel safe and happy, to develop friendships and to familiarise themselves with their learning environment. They will start daily phonics and maths sessions once in full time, to enhance their play and introduce new skills.

We value parent contributions and enjoy working together with parents to help children on their learning journey. Please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs Lewis at the beginning or the end of the school day, or if more convenient via email. We are always happy to help answer any questions and working with young children, are also both excellent listeners!

We hope that your children have a fantastic first term in Reception and make some wonderful memories.

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