Welcome to Reception (Foundation 2)
We are Reception Class and share the Foundation Unit with the Wrens, the Nursery class. We work as a unit and spend our days together busily learning through play.
- Click here for the EYFS September Newsletter
- Click here for the Foundation Stage Timetable
- Click here for the Foundation Stage topic overview
Mrs Evansis the Nursery teacher, Mr Cohen is the Reception teacher (EYFS leader) and Miss Heald is our full-time teaching assistant.
we open our doors earlier than the rest of school and this gives us opportunity to chat to parents and for them to see the lovely work we have been doing. We open our doors at 8.30am home time is 3.00pm.
Children wear a full school uniform, jumpers and coats can be purchased at the school office. As we spend a lot of time outside we request that children come to school in a sensible outdoor coat/clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Wellies help protect small feet from water and sand, if possible please send in a pair of wellies for your child to wear. During the summer we ask that children are provided with sun cream and a sun hat to leave at school.
Our Foundation stage doors open at 8:30, parents/carers are encouraged to bring their child into the classroom and help settle them into their day. This provides a fantastic opportunity to see what you child has been learning and play alongside them until register time at 8:45. It is also a chance to chat to staff in the unit as well at other parents.
After register time all children take part in a phonics session.
Children then have access to both indoor and outdoor provision. We encourage independent learning through play, all adults interact with the children to help build communication skills and develop relationships with their peers. Our neutral classrooms include quality resources that we provided to help your child engage in meaningful activities.
Children have access to our snack area throughout the morning and they are encouraged to help themselves to fruit and milk. We find children enjoy chatting to their friends about their whilst they eat their snack and we promote good manners and self-care.
Each day Reception Class have a focused group time for Maths and Literacy. Over the week there are focused activities for all the other areas of learning
Once a month we hold a coffee morning where parents/carers are invited to come for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat. The coffee mornings usually have a focus based on things we are doing in the unit. They are very informal and it a great opportunity to build relationships with other parents and staff.