Welcome to Reception with Mrs Vasey, Mrs Hanson-Bond, Mrs Wooster (on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons), and Panda and Splodge the guinea pigs!
At Longwick C of E Combined School we are proud of our caring, creative and happy environment where all individuals are valued equally and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
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?
Miss Bedwin will assess your child regularly using the Foundation Stage Profile which enables us to track your child’s development. 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.
Your child’s progress will be 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 Miss Bedwin. We hold regular drop-in sessions throughout the year where you will be able to come in at the end of the school day and spend some time with your child in our learning environment.
At Longwick we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start in phonics. RWI is a method of learning based upon letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to help children in their reading and writing.
Click here for help with the correct sound pronunciation.
Below are some information sheets to support you in helping your child learn to read and write at home.