Welcome to Reception
My aim is to make your child’s first year at school safe, happy and fulfilling.
We have fun, busy days in Reception focusing on giving your child a broad range of the knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. The children learn through play and exploration, using the environment both indoors and outdoors. The environment is continually changing and is adapted and enhanced to meet the needs and interests of the children. Supported by two teaching assistants, I plan adult-led and child initiated activities using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
We run “tea parties” and learning workshops throughout the year. These are an ideal opportunity to share your child’s learning within the school setting and to understand how your child learns.
Each child has a personal Learning Journal which will reflect your child’s personality and experiences. In it is a collection of notes, observations, thoughts and other relevant materials built up over a period of time. I am very keen to share these with you and they are yours to take home at the end of the year.
If you have any questions or concerns during the year, please feel free to speak to me or make an appointment with the office.
Mrs S. Martindale