The Reception school day begins at 8:55am and ends at 3:15pm Monday -Friday.
Reception Staff will be out in the playground each morning at 8:50am if parents/carers wish to discuss any matters before the school day begins.
Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Important weekly events in Reception
Thursday afternoon – Forest School for the whole class.
The children will explore Forest school in all kinds of appropriate weathers, so could you please ensure that they have their Forest School kit with them.
Forest School Kit:
- Warm waterproof coat.
- Wellington boots.
- Older clothes to wear that are appropriate for the time of year to keep the children warm.
- Spare socks.
- Long sleeve top
- In Autumn, Winter – hats, gloves.
We will provide the children in Nursery with waterproof trousers to wear over their clothes.
PE takes place every week, please see the noticeboard for more details.
Every child reads in class with a member of the Reception team. The children must bring their book bags to school every day. We do send home a reading diary at the beginning of the year and encourage parents to fill these in each time they read with their child. Staff also complete these diaries informing parents how their child read and what next steps to use to support reading progress. Children will also receive a set of key learning words according to their ability. All children will begin on yellow words and progress through the colours during the academic year. These words are based on tricky words, high frequency words and words to support their use of phonics. We ask parents/carers to practise these words with their child and to find them in the texts that are sent home.
Reception Weekly Homework
Reception children are set English and Maths homework every Monday and they are to bring it back into school on Thursdays.
Each half term in Nursery and Reception, we will invite you to join us for a Parent Workshop. Every workshop will begin with a short presentation explaining ‘what’ and ‘how’ your child learns linked to each aspect of learning during their Early Years Education at MBA.
Half term Parent Workshop Focus:
- Autumn 1: PSED (Family Snack Morning), healthy eating
- Autumn 2: Phonics and Reading
- Spring 1: Mark Making/Writing
- Spring 2: Mathematics
- Summer 1: Understanding the World
- Summer 2: Creative
We will inform you at least two weeks before of the date and time for workshops.
USEFUL EARLY YEARS EDUCATION WEBSITES TO SUPPORT EARLY LEARNING AT HOME