Welcome to the Reception Class Page!
Mrs. Barker (R1 Monday-Wednesday)
Mrs. Nadin (R1 Thursday-Friday)
Mrs. Kemlo (R2)
Mrs. Edwards (R1)
Mrs. Griffiths (R2)
Our Early Years Foundation Stage is based on four themes:
* A Unique Child
* Enabling Environments
* Learning and Development
* Positive Relationships
A Unique Child
At Langdale we believe that every child is different, and this is reflected in our planning, provision and assessments. A Learning Journey is kept for each child, in which we keep examples of children's written work, along with any adult observations. Each Learning Journey contains information about the type of learner that the child is and what their interests are. We aim for these LJs to be a close reflection of the child. We always hand-write and hand-produce each child's learning journey to make them more personal to each individual (you will never see a computer generated learning journey for your child in our Early Years, as computers don't know your little person as well as we do!) We also give our children lots of opportunity to view, discuss and contribute to their learning journeys. We involve children in the planning of lessons, by asking them what they would like to see in the classroom each week, and by discussing what they would like to have more practise at. Children are also given time to reflect on their own learning, and self-evaluate where they are at, and where they would like to go next.
In Reception we have lots of fun, while we learn through play!
We want your child to enjoy school, because we feel that happy children are ready to learn. We do this by creating a stimulating, fun and educational environment where children can play, explore and investigate in real life situations. We are very keen to ensure your child develops the skills to become an independent learner.
We have a 'free-flow' system, in which we encourage children to choose whether they want to learn indoors or outdoors, and are free to move between the two areas throughout the day.
Learning and Development
The Foundation Stage Framework is broken down into three prime areas:
Personal, Social, Emotional Development
Communication and Language
As well as four specific areas;
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing and exploring – engagement
Active learning – motivation
Creating and thinking critically – thinking
As your child’s first educators the role of the parent is paramount to the successful implementation of the EYFS Curriculum. We want you to be involved at every stage of your child’s learning journey, therefore we have an 'open door' policy, where you can contact one of our Recepetion team members about ANYTHING at ANYTIME! We have a number of systems in place through which you can keep up to date with your child's learning and progress...please see below, or see your information packs for more information on this.
You can contact us via email on:
We have lots of ways in which you can stay in touch and continue to be involved in your child's learning, including:
- Fortnightly 'Stay and Share' Sessions (starting In the Spring Term)
- Weekly Drop-in Sessions (starting mid Autumn Term)
- 'Coffee and Catch Up' mornings in which your child can share their learning journeys with you
- Biannual Parents' Evening
- Annual Written Report, sent out at the end of the academic year
Message us at any time of day or night and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. The Reception Team
During the Autumn Term we are working on developing our speaking and listening skills. The goal is for all of our children to be able to listen attentively and respond to 2-part instructions, ask questions, answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions, and to be able to speak in full sentences, whilst including any relevant detail.
You can help at home by encouraging your child to speak clearly using full sentences, encourage them to give detail, engage in dialogue with your children, e.g. by speaking to them about their school day. Please also see our ‘Vocabulary of the Week’ on our end -of-week review letters.
We came into school to find a trail of what looked like 'Fairy Dust' in the classroom, leading to a small pouch containing a little tooth, and a letter.
Later that day, look what Mrs Barker found on her camera!
Then look what we found on the camera!