Welcome to the Reception Class Page!
Mrs. Cartwright (R1)
Miss Probert (R2)
Mrs. Niebieszczanski (R1)
Mrs. Edwards (R2)
Other helpers in Reception:
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.
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 you information packs for more information on this.
You can contact us via email on:
Parent Questionnaire comments
Please make sure you read the wonderful comments from our parents last year. We were so lucky to have such supportive parents.
"My child loves praise and thoroughly enjoys being given the responsibility of fruit monitor"
"I love the pictures on the website, seeing them in action"
"I am overwhelmed with the progress my child has made and couldn't have wished for anything better"
"The weekly newsletters are great and really help us to engage the children in what they have been doing; without this we wouldn't know half of what they have been up to...."
"The team are doing a fantastic job, I really value the level of communication we have and in such a variety of different ways..."
"My child loves school, she is so upset when she has to have a day off if she is poorly..."
"Receiving emails at 10pm at night just sums up the teacher's dedication to her class. She is always on hand and is ready to look after my little girl with cuddles or a listening ear"
"My child's teacher greets both parents and children with such warmth"
"My sons reading and writing has greatly improved since being in Reception"
"Year 1 will have a lot to live up to!!"
"It is very impressive to see the documentation of my child's learning progress. The teacher is very hard working and knows my child as well as I do"
"I know my child is getting outstanding teaching and support and we are thoroughly impressed with what she has achieved in such a short space of time in Reception"
"The work that goes into my child's learning journey is phenomenal, the teacher must spend so much of their own time ensuring that these are completed"
Thank you so much for your ongoing support - as our school motto says
" We work together, to learn together, in order to grow together"
CRASH LANDING IN RECEPTION'S OUTDOOR AREA!!!
MORE INFO TO FOLLOW!
This morning we found unusual tracks. They were small, red and dusty. Could our alien friend be from Mars?
He left us a note telling us how pleased he was with our letters explaining who we are and what 'Earthlings' are like. He is still a bit worried about all of the strange things we have on Earth so we are going to write about them to make him feel safe!
The Easter Bunny has been!!!
Today we have had a very special visit from The Easter Bunny!!!
We followed the tracks around the Nursery to look for clues. We teamed up with the Nursery children to find as many Easter eggs as we could. We looked high, we looked low! We searched over and under everything and anything and found lots and lots of colourful Easter eggs! They were everywhere! The Easter Bunny must have been very busy hiding so many eggs!
After our hunt we found a special Easter treat for us to take home... delicious chocolate eggs!
Thank you for visiting us Easter Bunny we had a great time!
Our Woodland Walk
We had a great time on our woodland walk. We walked through the Westlands looking for signs of spring in people's gardens. We managed to spot some Snowdrops and Daffodils starting to grow. We got to the Three Parks and explored the woodland. We saw lots of leaves and trees and used our leaf identification chart to work out what types of trees we were near. We also spotted birds nests high up in the trees!
Unfortunately apart from birds we didn't see any animals that may live in the woodland but it was great to see their natural habitat so we could explore where they live. We are going to keep our eyes peeled if we go on any other walks!
A visit from the Animal Man!!!
Unfortunately we couldn't go to the rainforest or jungle so instead we had a visit from the Animal Man! We had great fun listening to his animal facts and finding out new things about animals we may not have seen before. We were very lucky and got to hold and touch some of the animals. Lots of us were very brave as some of the animals were a bit unusual but we loved the first hand experience of seeing and touching the owl, tortoise, lizard, snake and tarantula!
Wow! What a great start to our "New Year". Our ALL ABOUT ME topic is well under way.
Have a look at what we have been doing.
We have been handling, smelling and tasting delicious fruit and vegetables! We tasted some things that we had never tasted before and made our own salad!
A visit from the Dentist!
We have had a visitor this week! Sharon Dale came in to visit us to talk to us about how to look after our teeth! We have found out lots of things about our teeth, how to look after them, how to clean them properly, what we should and shouldn't be eating and why our baby teeth become wobbly!
Well Done RC...
for coming a very very close second in the attendance competition last week. We will win that trophy soon!
RB received the attendance trophy this week for 100% attendance!
December 2015 onwards
Purplemash homework will now be set as regular '2do' projects. Please log on to www.purplemash.co.uk/langdalestaffs and click on '2do' to see any set homework. We look forward to seeing your work!