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Reception

  Welcome to the Reception class page. The teachers in Reception class are Mrs Kelsey and Mrs Daniels. In the Autumn Term in Reception, the children spend their time developing their social skills and learning about the routines of school life. Our initial topic is “All About Me”, which enables the children to get to know about themselves, their families and their peers. As the year progresses, the topics we follow are mainly based around the children’s interests. Last year, for example, we learned about Minibeasts, Dinosaurs, Animals Around the World and explored favourite fairy tales. This becomes our curriculum for the year, and the children achieve their learning objectives through activities that interest them. It is our aim for all children to be able to read, write and recognise all the sounds from phases 2 and 3 of the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme. This knowledge will then be developed, with children being confident to read and write simple sentences by the end of Reception Year. We also aim for the children to read and order numbers to 20, and be able to use these in simple addition and subtraction. Young children learn in very practical ways, and we teach maths with a very hands-on approach, using a range of counting materials, singing rhymes and visual resources. Above all, our aim is for your child to be happy in his/her first year at school. We want them to be as independent as possible in managing their day, and we hope you will help with this at home. Children need to be confident enough to take risks with their learning— to be prepared to “have a go” at something that looks hard at first, and to ask for help if they need it. We are keen to work with you as parents to make sure that, between us, we produce resilient and happy learners, who will have laid firm foundations for their education. (November 2017) Rec