Welcome to Reception!
Your teachers in Reception are Mrs Wade and Mrs Coates and the teaching assistants who work with us in Reception are Mrs Abbey, Mrs Wray and Miss Cosgrove.
We share the Foundation Stage environment with the Nursery class in the mornings.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage we work on 7 areas of learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding of the World
- Exploring Media and Materials
We develop these areas through adult-led teaching and child-initiated activities (free flow Busy Time).
Children should have PE kit in school all week.
PE kit consists of black shorts, a white t-shirt and plimsoles. PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed. Kit should then be returned at the beginning of the next half term and kept on children's pegs.
Our PE day is on a Thursday, however there may be occasions when our PE time is changed or there is a special event for which children need their kit.
* It is a good idea to have a change of clothes in PE bags....just in case of any accidents!
Reading and book-bags
Once we start our phonics sessions, we will issue reading books and diaries. In the meantime please can you share stories with the children and purchase a book-bag ready.
We want children to develop a love of reading and books so encourage parents to read to and with their children daily if possible. It would be fantastic if parents could share their child's reading book with them at least four times a week and sign in reading diaries after.
And of course, bedtime stories are the perfect way to end a busy day!
No Nuts and lunches
Please remember we are a no nut school (this includes food that is likely to contain nuts e.g. Nutella).
Children who have packed lunches are asked to bring healthy food to eat....no sweets or chocolate bars please.
Children receive free school milk up until the term before their 5th birthday. Children also have access to drinking water throughout the day and have fruit snacks available too. We have a snack area set up where children can access milk, fruit and water throughout the day.
Hero of the Week!
At Belgrave ST. Peter's we encourage children to recognise, understand and develop their character traits or strengths. It is these character strengths that make us unique and by using these ‘character strengths’ we develop and grow to be the best version of ourselves. At the heart of character education is creating a culture in and out of school where children are given every opportunity to rehearse and strengthen their sense of themselves (for more information about the character strengths visit our 'character education' section on the website)..
To support children in recognising their own and others character strengths, we hold our celebration assembly every Friday in the hall at 2.45pm. We celebrate our 'heroes of the week' during this assembly and parents of children receiving a certificate will be invited into school to attend.
Why hero? The children have been getting to know four important superhero characters over the past year. Introducing…….
Each character has superhero character strengths and we will be using our Friday celebration assembly to celebrate these strengths. Each week we will focus on a different character and celebrate all of the fantastic ways in which children demonstrate their strengths in school.