Reception – Acorn

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Welcome to Reception Acorn Class

Teacher – Mrs Bland

Thursday Teaching Cover – Mrs Chamberlain

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Kenna 

Friday PE session Lead – Mr Boutwood (Zak)

Reception starts the children on their exciting learning journey with all its adventures, discoveries, challenges, achievements and advantages for life. The Early Years follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.

The children’s learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s early development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others. Children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults; this makes play ‘purposeful’.

Our planned topics this year to support the children’s learning are as follows: 

Term 1 – Marvellous me!

Term 2 – Terrific tales!

Term 3 – Amazing animals!

Term 4 – Come outside!

Term 5 – Ticket to ride!

Term 6 – Fun at the seaside!

Throughout the year we hope to encourage a real love of reading both at school and at home, reading daily at home with your children can really support this goal.

We use the online learning journal called Tapestry, it’s a fantastic record of children’s learning when they are at school. We welcome you to upload photos and comments that you would like to share with us too!

PE is on a Friday for Reception, and we ask that they come to school in their PE kits.

Remember to read our termly letters and topic webs outlining our learning focus, details of stay and play sessions and educational visits.

If you feel you need to talk to the class teacher about any concerns, you may have then please do not hesitate. The communication we have between school and home is vital in giving your children the best possible start to their school life.