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Miss Watson is the Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Ward, Mrs Foden, Annette and Mr Johnson.
Click HERE to see the slides from the meeting for new Reception Parents 2019
The Reception Class Teacher is Miss Watson. Mrs Ward teaches the class every day Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
Mrs Ward works as a TA in Reception all week
Mrs Foden works as TA in Reception all week except Wednesday and Friday afternoons
Annette works as a TA in Reception all week
. Mr Johnson teaches the class PE on a Wednesday afternoon and does gross motor skills with the children throughout the week.
Our new Reception children have settled in well. Please check Reception Gallery page for photographs of their very first week in school.
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In Reception we follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum, which allows the children both structured, adult-led time and also lots of time to learn through child-led play (continuous provision). Please click here to read our Foundation Stage Policy
We have a flexible timetable that changes depending on the interests of the children but during this half term, most days it looks like this:
Each day starts with key worker groups.
Miss Watson, Mrs Ward and Mrs Foden are key workers for a group each.
Phonics is taught everyday at 11.30am.
In Reception, we follow the Letters and Sounds resource for phonics. It sets out a detailed systematic programme for teaching phonics skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by the age of seven.
Click on the picture below to learn more about the teaching of phonics and to read the stories.
Please click here to read the slides from the Phonics Workshop delivered in school on 27th September 2017.
Below you will find sounds mats and word lists linked to the stage your child will learn in Reception.
Our guided reading carousel consists of different activities that your child will carry out
Guided Reading books will not be sent home. Individual books are changed weekly and will be sent on either a Tuesday or a Thursday. Reading with your child at home is so important and really does help to enhance learning. Please remember to sign your child's reading diary so we know the book can be changed.
The following links show the correct letter formation we use in Reception. Each letter has a catchy rhyme with it to help the children easily remember the formation:
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