In Reception we want everything we do, activities planned by adults and amazing play ideas created by our children, to develop children’s curiosity and their natural love of learning and finding out. We aim to nurture resilient, confident children who enjoy solving problems and challenges, who find new ways of doing things and have a ‘can do’ attitude.
At the top of this page the 'Reception at a Glance' link provides key information for the current school term period, the 'Topic Web' page link details the learning to be covered across subjects and the 'Key Focus' page provides more detailed information about each topic, the skills we are focusing on, and how you can support your child’s learning.
As the year progresses, so too will our children’s ability to focus on an activity for growing periods of time. They will be able to express themselves confidently and effectively, and make links between their own experiences and different areas of learning. It’s important that our children can work together, sharing ideas, equipment and space, listening to and learning from each other.
All these characteristics of effective learning will provide a strong foundation for learning all the way through school and into later life. We recognise that parents and carers are children’s first and most important educators. We aim to work in partnership with you, keeping you well informed about what we are doing, how your child is progressing and how you can help. We will do this through regular letters, meetings, Reading Café sessions, homework (both paper based and online at the activelearnprimary website) and information in our class pages. Please feel free to talk to any of the Reception staff, to ask questions, make suggestions and raise concerns.
Over the course of the year our topics will include:
‘Getting to know you’, ‘Books by Julia Donaldson’, ‘Festivals and Celebrations’, ‘Space’, ‘Eggs’, ‘Dragons and Dinosaurs’ and ‘When I grow up’.