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In Reception, 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 during the day.

Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in newly taught skills. We are then encouraged to use these skills in our free play to extend and consolidate our learning.

Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities we need to complete independently. They support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical development. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as in our writing books, ‘Our Learning Journey’ scrap book and ‘Seesaw’.

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

The Reception team is

  • R Hepworth – Mrs Wise, Mrs Summers and Miss Love
  • R Van Gogh – Miss Valentine and Mrs Quinn
  • R Kandinsky – Mrs Coleman, Mrs Spina and Mrs Dempsey

We are lucky to be supported by our HLTA, Miss Gill.

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

Please make sure that you bring your library book to school each Friday to be changed.


Continuous Provision Fun

The Reception children are settling into life at Bridgewater Primary well. The children have been busy bees accessing the continuous provision areas. They have been developing their creative skills by working on their scissor control when cutting to make fringes and have been bursting with imaginative ideas as they became designers in the junk modelling area. We had rockets, new hats and aeroplanes to name just a few of the fabulous creations.

In our atelier the children have been developing their fine motor skills, hammering golf tees into pumpkins and have started work on their self-portraits, learning to mix colours to create their own skin tone. We look forward to adding the facial features next week!

Back in the classroom our mathematicians have been continuing their comparing, sorting and matching learning. This week the focus was on sorting rules such as sorting by colour, shape and size. The children were all able to sort natural objects into groups and enjoyed challenging their friends to solve their chosen sorting rule.

We have continued our daily phonics learning and it has been wonderful to see the children applying this knowledge independently as they have been sorting objects by their initial sounds.

Another fabulous week of fun and learning in Reception. I wonder what the new week will this space!

Reception Curriculum

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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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