Welcome to Reception!
Welcome to Reception class where children are exposed to a more formal, yet exciting, play based concentric curriculum led by Miss Fox, our EYFS Lead. We have been incredibly busy ensuring your child’s safe return to the classroom and want to share some our fantastic work with you.
Meet the Team
Miss Fox Mrs Marshall Miss Robinson
Using the EYFS we aim to fully submerge your children in their learning through our mini mission based curriculum. Mini missions act as a vehicle to submerge our children into magical lands of learning, where children can feel supported by adults and their environment but are encouraged to achieve independence in learning.
Routines & Notices
During the Reception year, our routine will be adapted to the needs of your child, beginning with a play-based baseline we will collect evidence surrounding your child’s starting point to ensure our teaching moves learning forward rapidly.
As the Autumn term progresses child will receive more formal phonics teaching using our well-embedded read, write inc. programme. Children move rapidly from hearing sounds, to writing and blending independently. Sound sheets will be provided for home for children to practice with parents and tricky words will also be added when the child is ready.
PE in Reception is on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school on this day and that earrings are removed prior to arrival. If for any reason they cannot take part, please inform a member of staff on the door.
Homework will be sent home via Tapestry at the beginning of each new Mini Mission and often throughout. Please ensure you check your child’s Tapestry regularly for any homework updates. Please send any homework to the child’s Tapestry account so that we can add it to their fantastic learning journal.
Reading books will be coming home on Fridays and are expected to be returned the following Thursday, please ensure your child is accessing daily reading at home as it is fundamental to their education. A range of ebooks are available via your child’s class login on Oxford Owl – login details can be found on your email.
In Autumn 1, Year 1 have engaged in a whole school mini mission of Shrek. Within Shrek, we learned all about our new routines in the school and what being a part of the Silkmore family entails. We practiced daily routines, learned our way around the school and found out what it means to Aim High. This mini mission in particular has helped to engage children in our advanced hygiene routine; Nobody wants “Ogre bogies” or “swampy water germs” on their hands and so we encourage regular washing of hands between activities. This is taught through play and embedded through highly vigilant staff and robust routines.
Our second mini mission is based around the seasons and uses the texts of Julia Donaldson to capture the changes we see around us as the characters journey through, spring, summer, autumn and winter to find their way home. During this time, children will also begin to learn how stories are formed and how our phonics sounds can make up the words we need to write them.
As the year progresses, we endeavour to follow children’s specific interests and fascinations within each mini mission to ensure we capture their attention and promote their love of learning. Every Body's Different!
Across the school, we follow the white rose scheme of learning for the delivery of our maths sessions. This provides a clear sequence of learning and progression for the children. Utilizing this curriculum in exciting and engaging contexts enables the children to develop and apply their skills to different scenarios within our mini missions. We follow the CPA approach of concrete, pictorial and abstract to secure the core skills and use the Number Blocks to reinforce our children’s learning and knowledge.
If you have a question or concern about your child please do not hesitate to raise these with myself. Due to the current circumstances the easiest way to do this is by contacting me on my email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will aim to respond to you within 48hours.