Reception is also Early Years Foundation Stage (or EYFS), and that is exactly what we are – the foundation for your child’s learning journey!
In Reception, children get used to being at school and being a member of a large class. We start to learn about school routines and we continue to develop independent skills.
The amount of learning in Reception year is vast. As you’d expect, we learn everything involved in the curriculum – phonics, reading, writing, maths and PE – however, so much of our learning is also about maturing, resilience, self-confidence, relationship building, taking turns, communicating effectively, self care, developing a great attitude to learning, gaining enthusiasm for school… the list is endless and SO exciting.
We have been very busy settling in to life at “Big School”.
Week beginning 10th September 2018 – We are learning to:
We keep families informed about their child’s progress through a learning journal online through Tapestry. It’s a really effective way for parents and teachers to communicate about their child’s learning. You’ll get your own login and will be invited to a meeting in September where we explain how it all works.
As the children learn their individual phonic sounds they will bring home lots of things that they can practise.
Similarly they will be expected to practise their reading on a daily basis. Each child will have library books that they can share at home and these will be changed regularly.
We’ll let you know if there is anything else that you child would benefit from practising at home.
Would you like to hear readers or volunteer in the classroom? Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering in the EYFS classrooms.
Do you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box? We’d be very grateful if you do!
If you have any concerns about your child at all, please come in and speak to us. It’s always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything so that we can resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available to speak to parents after school than before school, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.