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Welcome to the Reception class page. The teacher in Reception is Miss Lark.

In the Autumn Term, 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 explore 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 the 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.

Congratulations to all of our Reception children! We entered a competition where the children had to come up with their first riddle. We are so excited that all the entries have been chosen for publication by Young Writers in 'My First Riddles 2019- Norfolk and Suffolk'!

4th March 2019 - The new topic in Early Years is Traditional Tales. Reception's half term home learning was to create something to do with their favourite traditional tale. Thank you for all the wonderful pieces of work we received back, there are some fantastic ideas! The children have loved sharing them with their friends.

This week EYFS have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have learnt about what it is and that this year is the year of the Pig. We have also found out what animal our year is. On Tuesday morning the children all participated in a Chinese New Year carousel, where the children could choose activities they wanted to do across Nursery and Reception. The children loved using both classrooms and taking part in lots of fun activities.



Nursery and Reception loved having their loved ones in on Wednesday 14th November for a Maths share. The children really enjoyed participating in activities covering a variety of areas within the EYFS Maths curriculum showing the progression from Nursery to Reception.