Reception 2023 - 2024
EYFS Teacher, Key Stage 1 Lead & School Inclusion Manager/SENDCo
Welcome to the Reception class page!
My name is Mr Bradley, and I am the Reception teacher, and the EYFS and KS1 Leader. Miss Haslam, our amazing EYFS TA, works alongside me in Reception throughout the week delivering our curriculum. Miss Threadgold and Miss Jones also help one or two mornings and afternoons.
We have lots of great things planned for the children this year, and we can’t wait for them to start their first year at Lower Peover.
We follow a literacy-based curriculum plan which means many of our activities will have a theme that is linked to our main texts or topic. When the children start in September the theme will be ‘Marvellous Me’. Where we will celebrate ourselves, learn about each other and our families, becoming more comfortable with our peers, classroom, the surroundings, and school life. They will also take part in school celebrations such as the Harvest Festival.
We will then move on to ‘Terrific Tales’, where we will explore traditional tales, fairytales, and well-known stories. This term will also be the run up to Christmas, where the children will perform their own Christmas show.
For more information about the EYFS curriculum, please refer to our curriculum overview.
Over summer, we would like the children to create a summer scrapbook or ‘chatterbox’ filled with their many adventures and information about themselves. We will then share these across the first half term with the class. This will support the children’s communication skills, discussing the content in front of their peers.
A big aspect of the Reception curriculum is the teaching of phonics and learning to read. Phonics lessons happen daily in line with our phonics programme, Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. In the first half term, I will deliver a parent meeting to discuss how this can be supported at home, what resources can be used, and about our approach to reading. Throughout the year the children will work towards reading simple sentences more fluently, using their knowledge to sound out and decode where necessary.
Initially, wordless books will be sent home. Phonetically decodable books will eventually be sent home, in line with our phonics scheme, but please introduce other books to children too, because even just listening to stories improves their vocabulary and aids them with their reading and writing.
PE lessons will take place on a Monday with one of our sport coaches, and on Wednesdays Mr Stannard will come in and do some singing and musical activities. On a Thursday, Madame Carter will teach the children some French too.
Throughout the year, we will also have half termly 'stay and play' sessions, where family members are invited to attend sessions where they will take part in a planned activity in school with their children. These are lots of fun, and allow you to interact with your child in their learning environment. Keep a look out for emails and on the newsletters for further information about these sessions.
We look forward to having the children in the classroom, enjoying their first year in school.
General Class Information
- P.E: Please make sure you come to school in your P.E kit on Monday for our PE lessons. Please ensure all kit is named and follows school policy.
- Drinks: Please make sure you child has a water bottle for drinking during the day. Water bottles must only contain water - no juice or fizzy drinks are permitted
- Snacks: Will form part of the children's continuous provision.
- 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 covered.
EYFS reading meeting 10th November 2022: https://youtu.be/G6DQdWaTzhg
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