In our Reception family we have got Mrs Suleyman, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Lythgoe and Mrs Till and 29 delightful children. We are looking forward to spending time together where we will will have lots of great fun and learn lots of new things.
We truly believe that 'With God all things are possible’ .
Our school day is 8:55am until 3:05pm and the children access school through the Early Years gate. The classroom door opens at 8:45am so the children are able to come straight into the classroom ready to learn and independently prepare themselves for the day ahead.
We like to share our learning on Twitter so please do ensure that you are following the school Twitter page !
Our Catholic Ethos
The Catholic ethos is placed at the very heart of the school. It is that which permeates all aspects of school life.
Our school week includes daily prayers, RE Lessons, Relationship and Health Education, Mass, Collective Worship and regular discussion throughout the day about the Bible and the life of Jesus.
Magic moments are used in Reception as an opportunity to share great news about the children. Please send them in regularly as they support your children's learning and are a great focus for a talking point. If you require any more please ask a member of staff who will happily hand them over. The magic moments are displayed in the classroom and then used in the children's individual profile.
We also use the online learning journey 'Tapestry' to evidence the learning that takes place for all of the children. We ask that parents/carers log into this account and engage, by commenting on their child's uploads and successes, viewing and using the recommended websites, accessing home- learning but to also share their own photographs to show what learning is taking place at home. Communications from staff are also sent via Tapestry so we please ask that you regularly access this facility.
Home learning is a very important part of your child’s academic development. It supports and consolidates the work your child is doing in school and it also gives you a chance to become involved in the learning process. Home learning is set weekly and each child has a green home learning book where some pieces will be recorded. We ask that you please read with your children each night and share the flash cards together. We ask that the plastic wallets containing home learning books, reading books and flash cards are sent into school each day. Reading books will be changed on a Monday or when additionally required during the week.
This term we are very excited to be learning many new skills in our physical developments lessons, our focus is Dance. Please ensure that children come into school each Tuesday dressed in their full PE kit. School uniforms will not be needed on this day.
We use the outside classroom daily so please ensure that your child has a coat and suitable footwear in school. We ask that a waterproof, warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves are provided through the winter months and sun cream is applied before school during the spring and summer months, when the temperatures begin to rise. We will provide a school sun hat for all children to wear while they are at school. Wellington boots are a MUST, all year around, due to our wonderful erratic British weather. We ask that a pair are left at school, on your child's personal peg, to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to use the outdoor space in all types of weather.
*In the interest of health and safety, no jewellery is permitted in the Early Years Foundation Stage*
Snacks and milk are available for the children in Reception. The toast costs 30p, crumpets are 40p, half a teacake is 40p and milk is 25p. Milk is provided free of charge by the government until the children turn 5 years old. Snack is paid for via Parent Pay. Fruit, bagels and water are also available for the children each day. We ask that children bring a clearly labelled water bottle into school each day.
Each Friday afternoon in our classroom we have a special celebration where we thank God for our wonderful week at school and children may receive certificates. We present two children with a lunch time award, one star of the week and one worker of the week. We are extremely proud of all our children!
11 by 11 11 challenges by 11 years old
Please use the links below to access games/activities to support your child with their learning.
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These are the prime areas:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development
We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
The specific areas are:
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design
For more information please see below.
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage