Reception 2020 - 2021
EYFS Teacher & Key Stage 1 Lead
Welcome to your new school! I have been very lucky to already have met most of you and I am very excited about teaching you for your first year at Lower Peover.
As most of you know my name is Mrs Perry. Miss Brown, Miss Haslam and Mrs Williamson will also be working with us. Some other special people will also help us with some of our learning throughout the week as well. Mr Townsend (Premier Education) will do PE sessions on Mondays. On a Wednesday Mr Stannard will come in and do some singing and music activities, he is lots of fun and I know that this will be something you will really enjoy. Also on a Thursday, Madame Carter will teach us a little French too!
I can’t wait to get to know you all and find out about the things you like. We will use your interests and ideas to plan our learning and activities so every day will be different, fun and exciting. We will start with the theme ‘Ourselves’ so we can get to know each other and then our learning will be led from your interests.
Our classroom has lots of different areas of learning both inside and outside. Inside we have a reading area, construction area (with block play and smaller construction), a role play corner, creative area (for junk modelling, painting, dough and anything else we might want to create), a message centre, maths area (there might be some pictures in there you might recognise!) an investigative area, an activity table (for jigsaws, games etc) and computers and IPads too. Outside there is a Literacy and a Maths shed which you will be able to get things you might need for your learning, as well as a storage cupboard for lots more outdoor activities and games. We will have some bikes and wheeled toys, sand, water, large construction, a quiet area, music stand and a mud kitchen. We also have a little shed, it has lots of things which you can use to play ‘house’ or you could turn it into anything else you like…
Starting school is a very exciting time, it might also be a little scary but we will all look after you and help you to settle in so there is nothing to worry about. We are really looking forward to helping make your first year at Lower Peover fun and happy, supporting your learning and being part of all the new experiences you will have. See you in September in your brand new uniform and shiny shoes – don’t forget your waterproofs and wellies!
Parents – we all look forward to meeting you (if we haven’t already) and getting to know you over the year. Your child’s learning will mainly be captured through observations and some work will also be evidenced in books. In Reception we encourage children to choose work they are proud of to display and each child will be given their own space to do this. Work produced linked to any of the themes we cover will be displayed around the classroom too and you may see pictures of these on our Facebook posts. To capture each child’s learning we use an online website and app called Tapestry to record observations, this means that we can share your child’s learning with you and you can also send us pictures to share your children’s achievements and experiences at home.
Drinks: Please make sure you have a clearly named water bottle for drinking during the day and take it home daily to be refilled. Water bottles must only contain water - no juice or fizzy drinks are permitted.
Coats: Please bring your coats and hats/gloves into school for outdoor play in the winter months. Wellies and waterproofs can be left in school so that we can access the outdoor areas in all weathers.
Forest School Activities: If it is your turn to visit the wooded area on the school grounds, please make sure you are dressed appropriately – arms and legs must be covered.
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