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Welcome to Our Class! 


In Reception you will find the dedicated staff of Miss Maguire, Mrs Billington, and Miss Davidson. We work together to ensure the children in our care have the best start in school. We encourage them to learn how to socialise, make friends and develop their personality. Our aim is to ensure all children have the opportunity to develop into independent, resilient learners with the important skills of reading, writing and number. 


Our class has many exciting things happening all of the time. The children have access to continuous provision where they are able to create and learn at their own speed using the resources provided for them. They are also guided within these areas by the teacher to develop their learning and also take part in small group work which caters for their needs. 


We like to develop a strong partnership with our parents as we find that this approach gives our children the very best start in their education. We therefore ask that children are supported at home by reading at home with your children regularly and completing any work handed out in their Home Learning Journal. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's learning, please don't hesitate to come into school to talk to us. 


In Reception the children learn through a variety of exciting topics throughout the year, with lots of practical, motivating activities; these can be found on our Long Term Plan below, however this does sometimes change to be in line with the children's interests and where their learning takes us. Our aim is to give all our children a meaningful and memorable first year in school.  Our theme for the year, linked to our Seven Skills of the Steward, is 'Creativity'; we strive to encourage children to use their creativity in all areas to allow them to flourish. 


Due to the current circumstances, our reading books will go out on a Friday evening and should be brought back into school the following Tuesday. This gives us enough time to ensure the books can be sent back out in line with our COVID guidelines. Please encourage children to read at home, or to begin with try and describe what is happening in the pictures. 


Our PE lessons will take place every Wednesday, therefore children should come into school in their full PE kit on a Wednesday. Physical Development is a key area of development in EYFS therefore we will also be working on this daily with fun and enjoyable activities. 


We welcome all parents to come into class at anytime to talk about their child's progress or just to see what is going on.  


Thanks for your help and support, 

Miss Maguire and the Reception Team! 

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