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
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• 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.

We also have a PE coach who teaches Early Years PE on Mondays and Tuesdays. The children are encouraged to bring their PE kits into school at the beginning of the week 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 once a week. 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, alongside the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme. Each day we learn a new sound and this is sent home daily to practise too.

The children have a snack each morning and they are encouraged to bring their water bottle in daily. Homework is sent home on a Friday and is due on Wednesday.

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

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