Reception

In Early Years, we cultivate a love of learning for life. Our curriculum is planned to provide balanced and relevant experiences for each individual child. We are passionate about outdoor learning and problem solving. It is important that our children feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning challenges.

We are a free flow unit and so we are able to tackle our challenges in our preferred order, at the level we feel most comfortable. Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in the set tasks and so our learning is never done! Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities which support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical skills. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as writing books, Our Learning Journeys scrap book and 'Tapestry', so our grown ups can keep updated on what we have been learning.

Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.

The Early Years team is

  • R Van Gogh – Miss Paine and Mrs Beirne
  • R Hepworth – Mrs Wise and Miss Gill
  • R Kandinsky – Miss Baxter and Mrs Champelovier

We are lucky to be supported by our HLTA, Mrs Burrows.

Our P.E day is Friday morning. May we remind you to ensure that all your child’s kit is clearly labelled.

Our library visit day is Thursday morning.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

Writing a List.

This week in Early Years we have been looking at the book, ‘The Scarecrows’ Wedding,’ by Julia Donaldson.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the story in which two scarecrows meet and fall in love. They decide to write a list of the things they need for the wedding. 

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This provided a lovely opportunity for the children to explore how to write a list.

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We took our literacy lesson into the role play areas to inspire the children to recall the items from the story and to have a go at writing a list for the scarecrows.

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The children were ‘Have a Go Heroes,’ and created their lists using words and pictures.

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The children made links and recalled how their grown ups at home and teachers at school often write lists to help them remember things.

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We all agreed that lists are very useful indeed and talked about the different kinds of lists such as a shopping list, a list for a party or a To Do list.

What kind of list have you written recently?

Reception Curriculum

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Upcoming Events

6 Dec
Reception Nativity
Date 06 Dec 2021 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
6 Dec
September 2022 Intake Prospective Parent Tour
06 Dec 2021 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
7 Dec
Reception Nativity
07 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
8 Dec
Year One Christingle
08 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
8 Dec
Year One Christingle
08 Dec 2021 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
9 Dec
September 2022 Intake Prospective Parent Tour
09 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 10:00 am
9 Dec
Year 2 Christmas Production
09 Dec 2021 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
10 Dec
Year 2 Christmas Production
10 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
13 Dec
Year 6 Christmas Soiree
13 Dec 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
13 Dec
Year 6 Christmas Soiree
13 Dec 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
13 Dec
Year 3 Carols in the Church
13 Dec 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14 Dec
Nursery Christmas Singalong
14 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 11:00 am
14 Dec
Year 3 Carols in the Church
14 Dec 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16 Dec
Christmas Lunch Theme Day
16 Dec 2021 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
16 Dec
Carols on the Green
16 Dec 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Recent Comments

What a super experience! I'm sure that there are some budding officers amongst you! Mrs White :-)...
Jasmine enjoyed doing the assembly ☺
Yummy xx looks like they had a great day
A fantastic video! Well done reception for being super sporty stars:-)??
Wow what fantastic creations! Well done everyone

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