Reception

The Reception day is from 8.55 – 3.05pm

Staff

There are three full time Reception teachers:

Mrs Stephenson is the Early Years Lead and part of the senior leadership team. She has been teaching for 15 years and has a wealth of experience from Nursery to Year 4. Each teacher has a full time Teaching Assistant.

RMS

Mrs L Horn

Teacher

Ms V Dobson

Teaching Assistant

RLH

Miss E Riley

Teacher
R.E. Coordinator

Mrs L Gray

Teaching Assistant

RLM

Miss L Masters

Teacher
English Coordinator

Mrs E Wright

Teaching Assistant

A Typical Day

  • 8.45: Doors open
  • 8.55: Children self register and enjoy a range of child initiated learning activities.
  • 9.30: Register and Welcome. Children learn to problem solve in practical contexts through counting dinners and sandwiches, children who are present or absent and learning days and months.
  • 9.35: Whole class Phonics lesson. Children are taught three sounds per week through interactive learning using songs and actions, magnetic letters and individual whiteboards.
  • 9.55 - 10.10: Whole class snack time. A chance to teach good manners and to catch up with children’s news.
  • 10.15 - 11.15: Child initiated and adult led activities inside and outside. Focussed phonics activities in small teacher led groups.
  • 11.20: Whole class maths time. Children are taught counting, making sets, shape, space and measure and problem solving through practical activities
  • 11.45 - 1.00pm: Lunch Time.
  • 1.05 - 1.15pm: ‘Five a Day’. A fun, five minute routine which encourages fitness, focus and learning.
  • 1.15 - 1.30pm: Whole class topic teaching time. Children are taught a wide range of topics throughout the year. The topic sessions are usually taught through the use of story or interactive whiteboard resources.
  • 1.30 - 2.45: Child initiated and adult led activities inside and outside. Focussed topic activities in small teacher led groups.
  • 2.45 - 3.05pm: Story time.

During the summer term we prepare children for Year One by introducing more formal teaching approaches including Guided Reading, which we lead on a daily basis. We have five ability based groups. They complete a carousel of activities throughout the week which include: a Guided Reading session led by the class teacher; a guided writing session led by the TA; a free writing activity linked to the topic/book; a phonics game and a free reading activity.

We also introduce whole class formal handwriting sessions three times a week so that all children are used to sitting and working at a table.

The children also attend a weekly celebration assembly throughout the year, so they are also used to the behaviour required at assembly time.

Uniform

The children’s uniform is the same as the rest of the school. A uniform list is available here »


Learn more about: Early Years Foundation Stage »