Reception 2023 - 2024
I joined Brereton Primary as a teacher in September 2021. I enjoy working in such a friendly school. I have taught in Y2 and am now the Reception teacher.
Welcome to Reception!
Early Years Foundation Stage
At Brereton CE Primary School we believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop as a happy, confident learner. We provide stimulating play opportunities which reflect the children’s interests and stage of learning and development. We believe in the value of an environment that enables children to be independent and it is well resourced with inviting opportunities that support children to follow their ideas and interests.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum has seven areas of learning which are divided into Prime and Specific areas. All of our learning is based around and linked to these areas of development.
Prime Areas of Learning:
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Specific Areas of Learning
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Art and Design
During the school day the children learn through a mixture of short teacher directed sessions, adult initiated activities and child-initiated learning through play sessions. Teachers and teaching assistants work with the children and make observations.
In Reception the children follow a topic-based approach. They have a main topic that all work is based around as well as a focus text.
A little extra information…
Every morning, the children will have a healthy snack. Toast is available to the children at a cost of 25p each which will be added to your school spider account. If your child would rather have a piece of fruit they are welcome to help themselves to it in school or they can bring in a healthy option from home. Your child will also be provided with a free afternoon snack.
Reading Books and Sound Cards
At the start of the year, your child will bring home a library book to share with you. Later in the term your child will bring home a reading book to read with you. Your child will read at least once a week at school with an adult and a note will be put into their reading diary to inform you of their reading days. We strongly recommend that you read with your child for ten minutes a day. Your child will also bring home weekly phonics sounds to practise.
For anyone who may be struggling to understand the way we teach phonics, here is a video that might help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYx1CyDMZSc
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