Learning Support Assistants Across Year R:
Miss Georgie Fagan
Mrs Heidi Wrenn
Mrs Lisa Clark
Mrs Sally Hayhurst
Miss Kim Grove
Miss Charlotte Finnegan
The Reception year is one of the most important in your child’s educational journey. It is paramount to lay the foundations to become a life-long learner. The skills taught in Reception are comparable to the foundations for a house – we need to make them nice and strong!
We have an exciting and engaging curriculum that encourages children to become resourceful, inquisitive, communicative learners who will always ‘give it a go’ and challenge themselves to be successful.
One of our key aims is to make the transition into school life as smooth as possible for all children and we enjoy working closely with parents to ensure we develop each child’s love of learning.
The Early Years curriculum comprises of seven areas of learning that are statutory for schools to follow:
We plan experiences that allow children to explore and extend their understanding continually and use observations to inform further opportunities. All seven areas of learning are closely linked and interweave into one another.
We believe that our emphasis on small group work with some whole class learning sessions achieves maximum results. We have a free flow unit that allows children to access all indoor and outdoor environments on offer. As a school, we use observations to inform our ‘Next Steps’ for children and endeavour to deepen thinking through questioning and reasoning skills.
Please find below some useful guides for you to refer to. If you go to "Kid's Zone" you will find some useful learning links that can support you and your child at home. We hope you enjoy.
Ruth Jones, Caroline Pemble, Callie Gregory, Stacey Webber (maternity leave), Heather Hobbs, Lorraine Parnell, and all the Reception team.
This flow chart shows the aspects that come under each area of learning – with some key statements that link directly to the Early Learning Goals children are expected to achieve to by the end of Reception.