Our Reception Staff
In Reception the curriculum we work through is the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’.
The three prime areas of the Foundation Stage are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional development
- Physical development
- Communication & Language
The specific areas of the Foundation Stage are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts & Design
All of these areas are covered within the planning. The topic web gives an overview of the objectives we are aiming to achieve.
The daily routine in Reception:
8.45 – Children arrive to school, independently put their belongings away and join in the focused activities
8:55 - Register
9.00-9.20 – This is input time. An input focuses on teacher led activity
9.20-11:05– Children take part in teacher led tasks in small groups. Children are able to self-select activities across the classroom and in the shared creative area. Within this time the children are also able to free-flow between the indoor and outdoor environments as they please.
11:05-11:25 - Letters and Sounds Phonics – The children work through the Letters and Sounds framework. In Reception we mainly focus on Phase 2,3 and 4 of the framework. Information about this can be found at: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
11.30-12.30 – Lunch Time
12.30 – Register
12:35-12:55 -This is input time. An input focuses on teacher led activity
12.55-2:45 - Children take part in teacher led tasks in small groups. Children are able to self-select activities across the classroom and in the shared creative area. Within this time the children are also able to free-flow between the indoor and outdoor environments as they please.
2.45-3.00 - Assembly (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) Other days during this time children tidy the classroom and get ready to go home. We read stories, sing songs, discuss news and complete circle times.
Friday – Phonics books, Reading books, Library and PE.
General Reception Information
Termly Expectation Booklets
As you may know, in Nursery and Reception we use a programme called Evidence Me’ on an iPad to take photographs and make notes about each child. These observations form a profile of each child which allows us to assess their development and plan for their next steps in all areas of learning.
We have a parent share feature that allows us to share our observations of your child with you via email, and for you to respond and add to your child’s profile too, helping us to form a clear picture of your child as a learner both in and out of school.
Every term your child will have observations taken over a period of time. We will then send you an email which contains these observations. This is very much a snapshot of your child’s time with us and so will provide a small insight for you about what they are doing independently during their time in school.
You will receive an email from Evidence me to set up parent share. You then click on the confirmation link to allow 2Build a Profile to send you the emails. Please note there is a maximum of two email addresses per child.
We are very excited about being about to share your child’s achievements with you, and we look forward to working together with you to further our understanding of your child.
Parent share enables you to send us observations of your child at home showing what learning they are showing you. These observations can be added to your child's profile to show a home school partnership.