Reception

Teachers: Miss C. Norton (RN), Miss C. Newman (RC)
Teaching assistants: Ms M. Best, Mrs N. McDade 

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Miss C. Norton (RN), Mrs C. Newman (RC)  to discuss your child’s learning.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Our virtual school remains open so you can view learning from last year – you can see all of the previous lessons for all of the year groups. The materials found on the virtual school pages may be used by any child for additional learning if pupils are keen to extend their learning at home, or as extra support. If pupils are unable to attend school due to prolonged illness or isolation, please arrange to talk to us and we will direct you to relevant virtual learning. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: CAN WE EXPLORE IT?

This term we will be spending time building relationships with the children; getting to know them and helping them settle into Reception. We will be establishing the rules and routines that will help them to feel safe and secure in the setting. We will be taking part in the national Reception Baseline Assessments, as well as doing our own, internal baseline assessments, to ensure we are able to support them on their learning journey and make good progress, no matter what their starting point.

Through our topic ‘Can We Explore It?’ we will be introducing the children to lots of the different resources we have available in Reception, encouraging them to use their creativity. We will be exploring the school grounds and the local area, getting the children familiar with the world in which they learn and live. 

Tapestry

Tapestry is your child’s online learning journal. It is where we share your child learning in school and is also a place where you can share what has been happening at home. It is particularly important that you share what they have been doing at home when your child is the ‘Focus Child’. If you are unable to access your child’s Tapestry account, please speak to the school office or the class teacher.

To help support our topic in school,
please have a go at some of these activities

Read to your child every day. We will be sending library books home with your child every week. Shard End library is also a great place to borrow books from to give them lots of variety. For top tips on reading bedtime stories with your child, check out the advice from the Book Trust. Help them to learn the pictures and sounds for Read Write Inc. Keep up to date with what your child needs to know by checking the messages on Tapestry. On YouTube there are lots of videos that will help you to understand what your child is doing in school and how you can support them at home. Support your child to read the reading book they have been sent home with, even if it does not have words in it. You will have been given information about how you can help the, with their reading. Encourage your child to read and write their name. When they are writing their name, ensure they are using the correct letter formation as practise makes permanent. Count – count everything and anything. Notice numbers and shapes all around the house and when you are out and about. Talk about the patterns you see in the world around you, especially the natural world!  

Don’t forget to share these activities with us on Tapestry!

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they
possibly can. The best attendees each term are invited to take part in an exciting event.  

Tapestry online learning journal

We love seeing what your child is doing at home on Tapestry.

It would be brilliant if you could share as many learning experiences with your child as possible, based on what we are learning about in class. If you do this, we would love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry. You can log onto Tapestry and upload pictures and write a summary of what you have been doing. This will then be added to your child’s online learning journal.

stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

uniform and jewellery

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Snack for infants is charged at £1.50 per week.
To pay for your child's snack, please log in to their Scopay account. Please speak to the office if you do not have your Scopay log in details.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy. A School Dinner is currently provided Free for Reception

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