Our Reception children all work together in one Early Years Reception Unit. Their teachers Mrs Anderson and Miss Mee are outside before and after school every day.
The Reception curriculum is based around the seven areas of learning in Early Years:
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Understanding of the World
• Expressive Arts and Design
We follow the children’s interests and develop the learning environment regularly to ensure the children are challenged. Each half term we look at a different Enquiry question. You can see the Reception curriculum plans by clicking on the link.
In Reception, we have PE every Wednesday. The children are encouraged to bring their PE kits into school at the beginning of each half-term so that they don’t forget.
We ask parents and carers to read regularly with their children. Book bags should be brought to school daily so that we can read with your child in school too. Books will be changed on Mondays and the children will take home at least 2 reading books that match the sounds they are learning. Depending on how quickly the children are working through their new sounds, they may also take home an additional 2 books on a Wednesday. Once children have learned a new sound, this is sent home to practise too. Alongside this, in your child’s reading record you will find their words to learn. We have a 100 word challenge and once the children learn all their words they receive a special certificate in assembly. We follow the “Read Write Inc.” scheme for phonics and therefore your child has opportunities to read every day. At Greenfields, we also encourage reading for pleasure. Therefore, children will also have an additional ‘reading for pleasure’ book to take home to read with you, which they can independently change whenever they’d like.
The children have a snack each morning and they are encouraged to bring their water bottle in daily. Homework is sent home at the beginning of each half-term on a ‘take-away menu’ for children to bring in once completed.
We are also developing good learning habits. You can see our Early Years Learning Habits here:
You can also visit the Reception Twitter page: @GCPSReception