Hello and Welcome to Reception Class!
Our class teachers are- Miss Ray and Mrs Lewins. We are supported by Miss Walker.
We are 4 and 5 years old. We are the young explorers who enjoy creating, investigating, evaluating and acquiring new skills! Come and join the fun…… In Reception, ongoing assessment informs pupil progress, if you would like to find out more please visit http://www.foundationyears.org.uk.
We will ensure that learning will be fun, engaging and we will challenge and support all children where ever their starting point. As an EYFS team and effective role models, we will provide high quality interactions in order to develop and deepen the children’s learning opportunities. We will deliver our curriculum through a balance of adult led and child-initiated activities based on the EYFS Framework 21’ & children’s interests.
We plan using several sources.
Our curriculum focuses on the four key skills for life long learning, these are :
- and exploring
Specific Areas of Learning:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
For further information and termly topic webs, please visit our dedicated Curriculum Page
Characteristics of effective learning
The Early Years Curriculum identifies specific characteristics of learning that support children’s development across all areas of learning – considering both HOW and WHAT children learn.
Playing and Exploring
Involves children developing their interest and lines of inquiry, exploring different resources/equipment, applying what they already know, being willing to have a go.
Relates to children enjoying their achievements, reaching goals that they have set out to achieve, children’s level of involvement and concentration and their willingness to ‘have a go’.
Creating and Thinking Critically
Where children choose ways to approach a situation/activity/scenario, use their own ideas and make links, applying what they already know.
At Silver Tree Primary School, we ensure children are able to experience learning linked to all characteristics through the organisation of the environment, planned activities and high quality interactions between adults and children and children and children.
Learning is based upon first hand, practical experiences to capture and engage children. Children’s learning is carefully observed to enable staff to provide next steps to support and extend the children’s learning. The children are also encouraged to plan, evaluate and extend their own learning through discussions, questioning and time provided to reflect upon learning and learning experiences.
Throughout the day in Reception children participate in a range of adult directed activities including Literacy, Mathematic, Guided group sessions and Phonic sessions. There is also the opportunity to develop their own interests and ideas through child initiated learning, during which time staff carefully observe, support and extend learning. Children also participate in weekly PE sessions, Religious Education and daily opportunities to develop interests and in the outdoor environment
These are some of the Topics we will be covering this year-
Each week your child will receive a reading book that is matched to their reading ability. Initially the reading books your child brings home will be a picture book or a text with only a few words. These texts are really valuable in developing children’s early comprehension skills and provide rich language opportunities. As your child begins to read books with words it is still really important to discuss the books.
After Christmas, Children will also receive a list of words to practise recognising on-sight without having to blend the sounds. Children will not be tested to spell these words.
Homework is designed to consolidate pupils’ learning in school and we aim to make it as enjoyable for both you and your child. Please find details of the homework your child will receive on a weekly basis below.
Your child will be given an A5 handwriting book where they will receive weekly handwriting practice to support their ability to correctly form single letters and numerals using our cursive handwriting style.
In addition, during the spring term your child will begin to receive a weekly homework task which will be set on Class Dojo. The task will contain a weekly challenge which may be linked to their learning in mathematics or the wider curriculum such as science, history or geography. The class teacher will outline the task at the top of the page and give examples of how the challenge can be solved or
recorded on their individual profile.
Archived Class Activities
Please view our Archived Class Activities by clicking the links below:
- Archived Reception Class 2020-2021
- Archived Reception Class 2019-2020
- Archived Reception Class 2018-2019
- Archived Reception Class 2017-2018
- Archived Reception Class 2016-2017
COVID-19 Home Work Information
If your child has been asked to isolate, has symptoms or someone in their home is displaying symptoms; they must isolate until they receive a negative test or they have isolated for 14 days and have no further symptoms. For further information please visit the Our Classes section of our website.
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