Welcome to Reception

Our staff for 2016/17 are:
RB – Mrs Briley with teaching assistant Mr Patchett
RW – Mrs Wilkin with teaching assistant Mrs Thomas
Additional teacher Mrs Percy

In Reception, we believe that children should get the best start in school life. This is why we strive to provide your child with the best learning experience and opportunities so they can fulfil their potential.

The curriculum in Reception has seven areas:-

  • Three prime areas:
    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Communication and Language
    • Physical Development
  • Four Specific Areas:
    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding of the World
    • Expressive Arts and Design

The three prime areas are the most important as these are the skills that build the foundation for their learning.

Learning through play is a key element throughout Reception and this gives children an ownership over their learning as children independently choose engaging activities. All of the elements of the curriculum are covered throughout the day through these independent activities, through phonic, maths and literacy carpet sessions and through adult focus groups.

The children enjoy a number of activities in Reception such as visiting Cotteridge Park every Wednesday where the children explore the word around them and their environment. They enjoy Physical Write and Dough Gym sessions where we get our bodies and fingers moving to get ready for writing! The children also enjoy their weekly ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ sessions on a Monday morning to get them ready for the week ahead.

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