Welcome to Reception. In Reception, Miss Wall teaches the class and Miss Habermacher is the Reception classroom Teaching Assistant.
The Reception school day begins at 8:40 am and ends at 2.40 pm Monday -Friday.
Reception Staff will be out in the playground each morning at 8:35 am ready to greet parents and children.
If parents/carers wish to discuss any matters then they can email Miss Wall directly using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
Important weekly events in Reception
Forest School for the whole class – this will begin in Autumn 2.
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.
PE takes place every Thursday for Reception. Therefore, following our COVID safety regulations, please send your child in to school every Thursday in their PE kit.
Every child reads in class with a member of the Reception team. The children must bring their book bags to school every day. (Currently we are not sending physical books home due to COVID safety regulations.) 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 reads and what next steps to use to support reading progress. Children will also receive a set of key learning words. 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 application of phonics. We ask parents/carers to learn these words with their child and to find them in the texts that are sent home.
We are currently using Active Learning and Google classroom in order to keep a record of the children’s reading at home. We ask that parents share a book with their child each night and then make a comment via the Active Learning site or through Google Classroom.
Reception Weekly Homework
Reception children are set English and Maths homework every Monday and they are to bring it back into school on Thursdays. Due to COVID safety regulations, we are currently sharing homework with parents through Google Classroom.
We are currently unable to hold workshops in school, due to COVID regulations, however we will still be sharing information and inviting you to share in the children’s learning via Google Classroom.
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. We hope to be inviting parents in to school soon to take part in workshops, as soon as it is safe to do so.
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.
Reception knowledge maps
To support teaching and learning in Reception, we have created ‘Knowledge Maps’ to help the children to remember key knowledge and subject specific skills, across all aspects of their early learning. Please click on the links below to view the individual maps and use them to support the children to recall key knowledge that they have been learning.
USEFUL EARLY YEARS EDUCATION WEBSITES TO SUPPORT EARLY LEARNING AT HOME