Welcome to Reception with Mrs Vasey, Mrs Wooster and Miss Jackson.
Also in the team are Panda and Splodge the guinea pigs!
Hello and welcome to Reception's class page.
The Reception class provides a broad and balanced curriculum which embraces the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In Reception we focus on the development of the individual child and, during your child’s time in Reception, he or she will experience a great variety of activities based on these seven areas of learning through structured activities and carefully planned play:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
The Indoor Environment
The indoor curriculum provides a stimulating learning environment and opportunities for the children to experience activities which reflect the seven areas of learning. The children have access to a wide range of resources in both child initiated and adult led activities. These resources include construction equipment, small world toys, puppets, jigsaws and games.
The Outdoor Environment
The outdoor environment mirrors the indoor learning environment within Reception and it is used daily within the Reception routine. Children will be able to access resources to develop the seven key areas of learning. Outdoor learning is key to developing children’s independence, physical development and to offer exploration and investigation opportunities.
How can I check my child’s progress?
Continual assessment is carried out on every pupil through observations, annotating their work, questioning and monitoring reading. Assessments are recorded on Tapestry, an online learning journal. Each parent has access to their child's learning journal and is able to see what their child has been doing at school and make positive comments about their learning, as well as contribute any learning which has taken place outside of school.
Children's progress is discussed at a Parent/Carer Consultations in the Autumn and Spring term. A written report is given out at the end of the school year and there will be an opportunity to discuss this report with Mrs Vasey.
Our Class Pets
Splodge and Panda are our class pets. They are one years old and love meeting new people and having lots of cuddles. When it is your turn to be helping hand you will be in charge of feeding them and giving them fresh water. In the holidays you will have the opportunity to look after them at your house if you would like.
At Longwick we follow the Letters and Sounds phonic scheme to get children off to a flying start in phonics.
Click here for help with the correct sound pronunciation.
In the Autumn term there will be a workshop for parents to share the teaching of phonics and strategies you can use to support your child at home. Please keep an eye on the website for updates.