There are 3 classes in Reception, RB, RP and RM. We work closely as a unit to develop and enhance children's learning.
RB: Mrs Berry and Miss Conlan Bloor
RP: Mrs Procter and Mr Kenny
RM: Mrs Malone and Mrs Shackleton
Miss Bradley works between the three classes
As part of the curriculum we will explore and develop all our skills across all areas of learning. We will also be supporting children's learning through interventions such as Time to talk (a social skills group), speech and language project, Finger gym (developing physical skills to support writing) and Numbers and Patterns (supporting mathematical development).
We ensure that our children receive a broad and rich curriculum with a balance of child initiated learning and focused teacher inputs. It is important that children learn through play and that they develop a love of learning and an inquisitive mind.
Each child has a key person allocated to them and they will work with them to build relationships and develop confidence along side key skills. Key worker time is a chance for children to express themselves and share their own thoughts, ideas and interests. A key person is a named member of staff with responsibilities for a small group of children who helps those children in the group feel safe and cared for. The role is an important one and an approach set out in the EYFS Framework. It involves the key person in responding sensitively to children’s feelings and behaviours and meeting emotional needs by giving reassurance, such as when they are new to a setting or class, and supporting the child’s well-being.
We will have P.E on a Monday morning which all children need a PE kit for (black shorts and a white T-shirt, pumps are optional) Soft Play on a Friday and children do not need a P.E for this.
Autumn term is a time to focus on our personal, social and emotional development; making friends, building relationships and understanding the boundaries that are in place to ensure that we work well as a community.