A big hello and warm welcome to all the new boys and girls who have started school. Also a very warm welcome to our parents. We hope that this year is going to be filled with lots of fun, curiosity, exploration and independent learning. It is important that your child settles into school life and feels safe.
During the first few weeks the foundation stage team will be observing and talking to your child to get to know them and also make a baseline assessment so that we know what your child can already do and what they need to work on. Once this has been completed teaching and learning will begin.
Your child will be part of a house-Towneley, Queens, Scotts or Thompson. They will be given house points during the day for good work, being kind and helpful or anything else that needs to be recognised. We also have a behaviour chart so during the day your child may move onto a bronze, silver or gold medal. In the event of unacceptable behaviour your child may be shown a yellow card. If their behaviour then improves they will go back to the start of the behaviour chart. In the rare event of the behaviour not improving a red card will be shown and a text will be sent to you to inform you of this behaviour.
The reception class curriculum is very exciting and very hands on. We use a lot of resources such as ingredients for cooking and other items used for interesting mark making and items for topic work which in turn will help to improve fine motor control, aid mathematical development, language development and also improve creativity. We try our best to ensure children wear suitable aprons for the very messy activities but sometimes the children may forget or their aprons unfasten. I apologise in advance for any messy clothes! At least you know they are having fun !