York YO24 4BJ
Equality and Excellence
The children in Reception with Miss Waite will be in Reception Class, and this is their first year of being at school full time. Starting Reception is a big step in a child's development. One of our aims is for your child to learn and develop and of course have lots of fun along the way.
I hope you enjoy some of the fantastic pictures and information that we will be updating on our web page and in our newsletters over the course of the year. If you have any questions regarding anything you see on the website, then please get in touch.
The Early Years Foundation Stage
In Reception your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. Our Reception age children all follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as set out by the DfE. This emphasises the need for children to learn in an active way through play and practical activities, both indoors and out. The Foundation Stage introduces children to many of the skills that they will need throughout their school careers. Children learn to interact with others in a positive, constructive and respectful manner. They develop concentration, co-operation and communication skills whilst becoming creative, confident thinkers.
A day in the life…
Each day, all children take part in a phonics, reading and writing lesson following the programme Phonics Play. In the morning, we take part in play based topic lessons. Topic planning is developed through the children’s interests and is taught through stories, adult guided activities, role play and extended play opportunities. Our lessons are often play based, both inside the classroom and in our outdoor area, we spend time each day on child-initiated activities as well as in groups working on adult-led activities.
Children also have a mathematics based lesson in the afternoon. PE is a Thursday Morning, please ensure that your child brings the correct kit, as outlined in the school prospectus. Allotment visits will take place on a Tuesday Afternoon.
'Real Life Superheroes'
We are currently working on this topic and learning all about people who help us. As a class we are focusing on improving our writing. We decided to write to the Fire Station and ask them to come and visit us. We have also been writing about different occupations and people who help us.
Here is some of our writing...
As you can see we always get a next step when working on a guided piece of writing. This is always given verbally so that children learn to improve their writing. If you want to see more of our writing please come in and have a look in our Adult Guided Folders or Child Initiated Folders.
We have fruit and milk daily* for the children to access independently. (*Parents please note that milk is free for your child until their 5th birthday if you complete an application form. After your child's 5th birthday, you can pay a small charge for milk if you wish).