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Year R - Mrs. Folkard, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Race


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Overview term 1 and 2 Reception 2021 - 2022

First of all, I’d like to say welcome to all of the new families joining us this year and welcome back to the familiar faces! This year in reception the class will be led by Mrs Folkard with Mrs Hill as TA and Mrs Race, who is a Teach Direct student. We are very excited to be working as a team and getting to know this new group of children.

The reception year of school is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage and will, primarily, be taught through play. We will be taking a ‘planning in the moment’ approach to learning. This involves the adults observing children, identifying what they are demonstrating in their play, interacting with the children (either asking questions, engaging them in conversation, offering a resource or demonstrating a skill) and finally observing again to see how the child reacts to the adult’s input. Every day the children’s observations will be sent to you through Evidence me and you can also add to their profile by sending observations through the Evidence me app.

This year the government has introduced a statutory Baseline Assessment. We are required to complete this assessment within the first 6 weeks of the children starting school. It is an assessment that takes place on a 1-2-1 basis, with set questions and resources. The results of this assessment will be held by the DFE and will be used to measure progress when children leave the school in year 6.

Every day the children will have a few short carpet sessions, building up in length as the year progresses. In these sessions we will be learning about a particular story, phonics, basic maths skills, RHE (Relationship, Health, Education) and RE.

Every week the children will be involved in a P.E session and therefore need to have their P.E kit in school in anticipation of this. Once a week the children will also be doing outdoor/forest school activities in the school grounds and as the year progresses, we will go further afield into Brockhill Park for these sessions. Please ensure that all children have waterproof clothing and welly boots as soon as possible. They also need spare socks/tights and underwear in their bags for emergencies.

Try to hear your child read as regularly as possible, 4 times a week would be ideal, and record it in their green, reading record book. We will attempt to hear the children twice a week and their books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, if you have indicated in the green reading record that it has been completed. Please ensure that the books are in their book bag every day.

Please remember we are always here to help, so please don’t hesitate to ask, email or phone the school office.

Mrs Emma Folkard, Mrs Bethany Hill and Mrs Gemma Race.


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