Welcome to Reception!
My name is Miss Nicola Ward - the assistant head for EYFS.
The other class teachers in the early year are:
Mrs Ahmed (RRA Tigers) Miss Ward / Miss Nickson (RNW Leopards), Ms R Vagadia (RRV Lions) and Miss Szabo (RPS Jaguars)
On this page we provide some essential information to help you support us in school and also support your child at home. We 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 8.45am and 9am. They make their own way into the classrooms via the patio doors. Reception have morning actvities 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 3.15pm, 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 crucial in Reception. The children can read with you, to you, by themselves or with a sibling, the most important element is that you talk together about what you have read to check their comprehension. Children need to bring their book bags into school daily where home reading records are checked.
PE days. Remember children come to school wearing their PE kit. Reception's PE days in the Autumn term are: Wednesdays
Homework. We would like you to read with your child every day for homework. Phonic videos are uploaded to Tapestry daily and are available for a number of weeks to support your child in learning to read. In Autumn 2 children will be given weekly phonic practice matched to the group they are in at school. Weekly maths challenges will be uploaded on to Tapestry each Friday. These will be practical challenges which you can then upload a photo of your child completing it onto Tapestry.
Tapestry. Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to showcase learning. Please check it regularly to find out what your child has been learning and how you can support them at home. It is really useful if you upload your child’s learning and experiences your child is doing at home. This creates a strong partnership and enables your child to be able to share their learning at school as well as for us to see how they have continued their learning at home. Please do speak to your child's class teacher if you have any issues accessing Tapestry.
Spring Term Curriculum
Our main topic this term is: Traditional Tales
See our curriculum newsletter for more details.
For links to commonly used websites such as Mathletics and TT Rockstars, please see our helpful websites for children page.