Welcome to Reception!
RMH – Mrs Mahmood (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Halton (Wed-Fri)
RH – Mrs Hemraj and Mrs Higby
RK - Mrs Kauser
AHT for EYFS - Mrs Higby
Assistant phase leader - Mrs Hemraj
Reception Support Staff
The teaching staff are supported by teaching assistants, working across the classes.
Mrs Akhlaq and Mrs Begum
Reception children are also supported in the mornings by Mrs Foster, Mrs Stephens, Mrs Begum and Mrs Murphy.
The School Day
The school day begins at 8.40. It is important that you get your child to school on time so that they can enter school with their class. Your child may come to breakfast club for free this half term. The school day finishes at 3:00pm children will need to be collected at this time.
A Typical Reception Day
8:40 - 9:00 - Registration and Start of the Day
9:00 – 11.30 - Lessons including outdoor activities
11:30 - 12:15 - Lunch Time
12:15 - 15:00 – Lessons including outdoor activities
Your child must wear the correct school uniform, with sensible black school shoes. School uniform consists of a bottle green jumper or cardigan, grey trousers or skirt and a plain white shirt. The correct PE kit must also be worn – white polo shirt (no sports tops) and plain black bottoms. The children will have P.E on Wednesdays.
Please ensure you write your child’s name on all uniform and PE kit.
Spare Clothes and Outdoor Clothing
Please bring a bag of spare clothes (including underwear) to school for your child and leave it on their peg. The children will be learning in the classroom and outdoors throughout the day. Please ensure they have a coat, hat, gloves and a scarf and if possible please bring some wellingtons into school for your child. Please ensure names are written on all clothes.
Homework is given out on Fridays and needs to be handed back in on Tuesdays. The children will have Maths, Literacy and Talk homework. Before half term they will start having Home Reader Books sent home every Wednesday.
Please use the link below to Bug Club using the password you were given for your child at the reading workshop to read more with your child.
The children will also borrow books from the library each week. You can change the books with your child 8.40 on their library day.
Each week the class teachers will send home the class mascot with a child to encourage them to talk about what they do at home with their family.
Children are taught daily phonics, English and Maths. This term we will be focusing on the following:
English and phonics
Reading and discussing Traditional Tales
Speaking and listening activities that will develop sentence construction and vocabulary
Linking sounds to letters to support with reading and writing words
Role play, story sequencing and comprehension
Counting to 10 and beyond
Recognising and ordering numbers
Simple addition and subtraction
Naming and describing 2D shapes
Creating and describing patterns
Using everyday language related to time, money, size and positional language
The children are able to choose activities during their child initiated time which help them to develop fine motor and gross motor control, problem solving, self-evaluation, social and language skills, independence, the development of ideas though enquiry and the extension of thought processes. We want the children to take responsibility for their own learning and enjoy it! The children’s homework will be linked to topics the children learn about in class.