Welcome to Reception!
My name is Mrs Rajia Ahmed - I'm the class teacher for RRA (Tigers) and the EYFS Leader.
The other class teachers in Reception are Ms Afshan Syed in RAS (Lions), Miss Trupti Patel in RTP (Jaguars) and Mrs Namrata Vyas in RNV (Leopards).
Ms Syed, Miss Patel and Mrs Vyas
On this page we provide some essential information to help you support us in school and also support your child at home. I update the Reception page each half term with news about our learning, any changes to our timetable or useful links that might help as we change topics and move forward with our learning. We very much see your chid's time in Reception as a partnership with parents so please do email if you have any queries.
Routines and Expectations
Drop off and Pick up. In the mornings you drop your child at the school gate anytime between 8.40am and 8.55am. They make their own way into the classrooms via the patio doors. Reception have reading time and registration whilst the children make their way into class. Any child arriving after 9am is late. At the end of the day the gates are unlocked at 3.10pm, parents come into the playground and collect their children from the classroom patio doors; learning time ends at 3.20pm, doors will open after this time.
Daily Reading. Reading at home every day for at least 10 minutes is an absolute expectation in Reception. The children can read with you, to you, by themselves or with a sibling, the most important element is that you ask your child questions about what they have read to check their comprehension. Children need to bring their book bags into school daily where home reading records are checked. We incentivise reading by awarding stickers each time a child reads at home and these are collected to gain certificates.
PE days. Remember children come to school wearing their PE kit. Reception's PE days in the Summer term are:
Tigers and Jaguars on Tuesday
Lions and Leopards on Thursday
Homework. We would like you to read with your child every day for homework. You can also practise phonic sounds, high frequency words and counting everyday objects at home.
Summer Term Curriculum
Our main topic this term is 'We're Going to the Zoo' - see our curriculum newsletter for more details.