Welcome to Reception
We would like to welcome you to Reception.
We are a class that striving to become confident, determined and respectful.
There are 6 Palmer Powers which encapsulate the explicit qualities, values and principles we build in our pupils. Each half term celebrates a different power.
Download and read the Reception curriculum overview here:
In Reception our teachers and support staff are:
Miss S Harriss
Kerr Class Teacher
Mrs D Collins
Rosen Class Teacher
Mrs J Critchley
Rosen Class Learning Support Assistant
Mrs T Griffin
Kerr Class Early Years Practitioner
Miss K Priest
Kerr Class Early Years Practitioner
Our PE lessons are on a Wednesday and Thursday, so please ensure to bring in a PE kit in a bag for these days.
Homework can be accessed using various websites.
What to bring to school
We use Tapestry to record all of your child’s learning at Reception. We ask that Parents check Tapestry regularly and upload observations based on things your child is doing at home. For example, your child may have counted to a new number, recognised a number, learnt to ride a bike, written their name, noticed
The more observations parents upload the more of a rounded picture of your child’s development we have.
You can like and comment on observations we make.
If we have another lockdown staff will upload home learning onto Tapestry for your child to complete each
In the morning, the children line up by the gate to the Reception playground and will be greeted by the teacher and EYP. Children need to put lunchboxes on the trolley, put their reading books in the tray and on a Wednesday bring their Homework books in.
When entering the classroom children put their things on their pegs and then they write their name.
As we go through the year the children will go from writing names to letter formation to tricky words to sentences.
The Register is completed by 9am. Any children who arrive after 9am will be recorded at Late.
In Reception children can get their fruit at any point during independent learning. They will need to take their name off the board and put it in the box. They take their fruit to the carpet. Children are only allowed 1 piece of fruit.
Children must ‘sign’ themselves out of the room to be able to use the outdoor area. Children need to remove their name from the board and put it on the outside list. When there is only 1 adult outside 10 children from each class can go out. If there are 2 adults outside 15 children from each class may go out.
After lunch the children come in and lay on the floor, they will then listen to calming music or an audio story for 5-10 minutes. This time allows the children to calm down from lunch and think about the morning.
Inside and outside the classrooms a piece of music will be played to signal the start of tidy up time. House points can be awarded for good tidying up.
In Reception we give out stickers, house points and have a happy face. Children can earn these for good sitting, manners, being kind, helpful, having good idea, doing some good work, good lining up, good listening, for any good behaviour and for sharing and taking turns.
If the children get house points, they go and put their house points in their house box/ list. At the end of each term the children in the house with the most points join in with a reward afternoon.
Children in Reception do not go to assemblies until Summer 1 when they only go to Monday assemblies. In Summer 2 Reception children will then go to assemblies on a Monday and a Friday.
As part of the Early Years curriculum, we would like to know about what learning your child is doing at home. It can about a range of things. Your child could have:
The possibilities are endless!
Please record observations on Tapestry.
Here are some things you can do at home to support your child in school: