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Key Stage 1 - Reception

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The Reception class are led by Mrs Field and supported by Ms Smith and Mrs Croft (Sally).  They continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum until the end of this academic year.  The curriculum is split into seven areas (an abbreviation for each area is given in brackets): Communication and Language (CL), Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Physical Development (PD), Literacy (L), Mathematics (M), Understanding of the World (UoW), Expressive Arts & Design (EA).  


How do we learn?

Each area has equal weighting and children are given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in all of these areas through a wide range of activities and play - both adult and child led. Through careful observation and assessment, staff are able to move children on in their learning and to also encourage them to participate in identifying their next steps within their learning. 


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Home/School Routines


Show & Tell will begin in term 1 - more information to follow later.

PE today - bring PE kits in on a Monday. We will send kits home on a Friday.


New sounds are sent home today. Please help your child to learn these at home. Please return your child's Phonics Diary on Monday for new sounds to be entered.


Forest School today - please ensure your child brings old, warm clothing to school in a separate bag. We will change after lunch for Forest School.

Homework is set on a Thursday.  Please return homework on Monday morning


Last PE lesson of the week - PE kits come home today.


For your child to enjoy reading they need to develop a love of reading. Encourage your child to spend some quiet time each day looking at picture books, reading favourite stories, sharing comics etc with a significant adult.

When your child starts learning to read they will bring home a new reading book everyday. Please listen to your child read then write a comment in their Reading Record (for further guidance see our reading guide).

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Please click on the link below to view our timetable.  Our timetable at times can change depending on the children's interests.  During the first 2-3 weeks of term 1, we will spend time getting to know the children and will not follow a full timetable.

New Parents' Meeting June 2017

What Have We Been Learning? Click on the crayon below.