Welcome to Greenfields Reception.
Mrs Coyle, who is also the Early Years Team Leader, teaches Class RC and Mrs Turnbull teaches Class RT. Although there are two classes, we work closely together and the pupils often freeflow between the different teaching areas.
We aim to provide well-planned experiences based on children’s spontaneous play, both indoors and outdoors. For part of each session, children take some responsibility for their own learning and choose their own activity. Staff are available to support, extend and develop play, and talk to the children about what is happening. Staff also plan and deliver adult led activities in small groups developing areas such as literacy and numeracy skills.
Our curriculum is based around the three Prime Areas:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Alongside these areas we also cover the remaining four areas of development:
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Children start Reception the September after their 4th birthday. Parents and carers are invited to attend a meeting prior to their start and children make several visits during the final term of Nursery to ensure a smooth transition from Nursery to Reception.
We assess all children in the first half term. This is to help us see where children’s starting points are, to diagnose particular strengths and weaknesses and to ensure they make appropriate progress over the year. As parents and carers know the children so well, we will ask them to contribute to this assessment. We will then plan a programme of work to match individual’s needs and interests.
The Profile is completed by Reception teachers at the end of the Foundation stage. It summarises the children’s progress and makes statements about their achievements. Parents will get a written report at the end of the Reception year based on this document.
We often supplement our work by inviting interesting visitors into school e.g. Chinese artists, or make exciting visits to places outside of school e.g. Whitehouse Farm.
Take a look at our Twitter feed to see some examples of the exciting things we get up to!