This year, the staff in Reception are:
Mrs Dowling, Mrs Rycroft, Mrs Sharkey, Miss Harrison, Mrs Vynne and Mrs Kidd.
Throughout the year we cover a wide range of topics for the children to explore and learn through. For each theme, we have knowledge organisers which include all the different learning opportunities that could be provided, the key vocabulary we want the children to learn and exciting stories and songs that could be enjoyed at home. Alongside these themes, we follow all the children’s interests through a play-based approach. The children have continuous access to our indoor and outdoor provision where they can explore, create, think, learn and develop with the support from their teachers. We ensure that caring, nurturing and warm relationships are developed between all members of staff and children, so that the children feel safe and happy at school.
In Reception, we work hard as a team to form positive relationships with parents and value the importance of this close working partnership. We are fully aware that you know your children best, so we ask for your input at every opportunity! While we follow children’s interests in school, we also understand how you may get up to very exciting things at home that we do not know about. This is why we have the comments box on this page. This is for parents and carers to let us know of any special events, trips, celebrations or just really fun things you have been up to at home, so we can then incorporate these into our planning and ensure your child has the opportunity to pursue this interest/learning opportunity even further! For example, if you get a new pet at home we could provide opportunities in our learning environment for your child to explore and demonstrate their skills with having a pet and how to look after animals, with their friends in school.