Our Reception class is located between the Nursery and main school building and is led by a specialist Early Years Teacher with the support of two Teaching Assistants. Pupils are encouraged to progress at their own pace with teachers gently challenging and encouraging the children.
The children follow the Early Years Curriculum with an emphasis on ‘in the moment planning’ allowing the children to lead their own learning whilst still placing a strong emphasis on phonics and numeracy. Close links with parents are encouraged with opportunities to add to the children’s Learning Journeys and weekly diaries. The children benefit from all the school facilities and have specialist PE, Music and French lessons. Swimming lessons take place in the Summer term in the school’s heated pool.
Broadening the children’s experiences is also a key aim and the children have regular Forest School sessions, theatre outings and visits by the Police and Fire services. A new initiative has seen the start of weekly visits to our local care home, with the ongoing aim of encouraging communication skills and friendships between the children and the residents.