Our Reception class has its own classroom plus an outside area. It is staffed by a class teacher and an early years practitioner.
Children are encouraged to develop their learning through a variety of stimulating activities which enhance their social, mathematical, creative, literary and physical skills. Play underpins the development of learning in the early years. We encourage children to play spontaneously and support their play in an enjoyable and challenging way.
We provide well-planned activities for both outdoor and indoor areas which allow children to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. We provide a rich environment where children can feel safe and confident to try new things by themselves and which enables them to become independent learners. Daily activities at school include storytimes, singing songs and rhymes, collective maths and phonics sessions. We often work in small groups when doing adult led activities which have specific learning intentions or outcomes and aim to listen to children read individually twice a week.
We use our outdoor area in all weathers all year round so that the children can learn about different seasons and changes in our environment through direct experiences. We also run regular Forest School sessions which allow the children to go up into our school woods with our trained Forest School leader and explore and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the world though the natural environment.
We make trips into the local area and, as the year progresses, we explore the area beyond. As part of our school community we participate in many festivals and events including Harvest, the Christmas Nativity play, Chinese New Year, Easter and May Day celebrations.
We pride ourselves on our successful home-school partnerships. We welcome regular contact with parents and carers and are available after school every day.
Reception Class Music Session
Please see the Curriculum tab in the 'Teaching and Learning' section for an overview of this year's learning.