Hello! Our Reception pupils are in either Busy Bee or Dazzling Dragonfly classes.
Our Teachers and Teaching Assistants work as a close team providing help and support in all areas of the curriculum.
At lunch times Teaching Assistants and midday supervisors keep a special eye on our children, just to make sure they have a happy lunchtime and enjoy their food and playtime.
Our Classes have large working areas with freeflow access to the outdoors in Dragonflies. The children choose how to spend their activity time, moving freely between a range of learning areas. These are updated regularly to link to our Topics and match the children's current needs and interests. Some areas that we have developed are the home corner, construction areas, small world area, come and make, painting, writing areas, investigation trays, sand, water and playdough. There is always something fun, exciting and engaging to do!
The children also develop their learning and understanding in our daily outdoor sessions, exploring the Jungle Garden, growing Garden and outdoor play area and resources.
We have a "snack stop" where the children can have some fruit and a drink of milk or water any time they feel hungry or thirsty. We are really lucky to have access to our own purpose built toilets, which we all use independently.
We have weekly challenges linked to our topic where the children can take part in more directed learning to show off their developing skills and knowledge across the curriculum. We use different approaches, resources and materials to make learning engaging and the children all love to be a "Challenge Champion" and show of their fantastic work!
The children take part in daily focused phonics and maths sessions and enjoy guided reading and writing sessions. They also have time to explore our unit independently during activity sessions, having fun, working together and enjoying learning both indoors and out!
We display and celebrate our learning and achievements in school in our classes on our Challenge Champion and 'Wow' walls. We know that learning does not just take place in school but at home and at all of the places we visit when we are not at school. We always welcome the children bringing things in to share from home. The children enjoy sharing their experiences through their 'Learning Journey' books! Teachers, parents, visitors and children all enjoy looking at and sharing the learning we have done both inside and outside of school!