Welcome to Reception

Your teachers this year will be:

RS- Miss Sperduto supported by Mrs Pickles

RF- Miss Fairburn supported by Miss Greenwell

PPA time will be covered by Miss Darbyshire and Mrs Holmes on a Thursday morning where the children will learn music and ICT skills.

As the Reception year is the children’s first experience of full time education, we work hard to ensure that every day is engaging, stimulating and meaningful. The play based curriculum underpins all future learning by developing the children’s social and personal skills whilst building positive attitudes to learning.

The EYFS is divided into three prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

and four specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

To allow children to develop in each of these areas, the provision in the classroom is enhanced and resourced on a regular basis in order for the children to explore and learn independently. We spend a good part of the school day outdoors to allow the children to have different experiences which still relate to the areas of learning. This is managed by having a free flow policy where the children can choose to learn through play either inside or outside.

In addition, we teach regular English, Maths and Phonics sessions throughout the week. The children will also undertake small focus group work with an adult in the setting relating to the taught sessions. Each class will have two PE sessions, one ICT and one Music session per week.

RS will have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

RF will have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays.