Welcome to Reception. Our class teacher is Miss Crossland and our class teaching assistant is Mrs Rollerson in the morning and Miss Townsend in the afternoon. When the teacher is not in class on a Tuesday morning then Ms Smith comes and helps Mrs Rollerson. We all know her really well now and most of us have seen or worked with her when we were in Nursery.
We have quite a busy week and there is always something exciting happening everyday. On a Monday afternoon a grandparent comes in to sing with us. We then have P.E on a Tuesday morning and we wear shorts and a T-shirts at the moment as PE is indoors in the hall. On Wednesday we go to singing practice in the afternoon, it’s great fun. On Thursday we always look forward to our parents and other grown-ups coming into our class to read with us – we have lots of fantastic books to pick from. On Thursday morning we also have ICT where we go and use the computer suite to create different images and practice our computer skills. On Friday we have a little dance whilst perfecting our fine motor skills with ‘Dough Disco’. Later on in the afternoon we have an assembly in our classroom which is just for the nursery and reception children. It is always exciting to see who has been working hard and has achieved the scholar of the week award. We can also bring any certificates we have received outside of school to show the other children so we can celebrate our achievements together.
We have lots of fun each day; there is always a variety of activities for us to choose from and the teaching staff always using a range of different approaches to tailor their teaching to our needs. We take part in whole class lessons, work alongside the teacher in small groups and have lots of time during free play to complete self initiated tasks based on our own interests and ideas.
Our teacher makes sure that we have a go at everything, supporting us if we struggle. She carefully plans our work in line with the 7 areas of learning identified in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. She also tailors any work and activities so that they meet everyone’s needs.
To help support our learning at home we are given homework, a new reading book each week, some tricky words to practice reading and some new letters to practice to help us develop our writing skills. Miss Crossland also loves to see what we have been doing at home and welcomes any picture of us doing something special so that she can add it to our learning journals.
It’s great being in Reception!