Welcome to Reception!
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Your teachers in Reception are Mrs Wade and Mrs Coates and the teaching assistants who work with us in Reception are Miss Simons, 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).
For more information on our Curriculum please look in the EYFS section under Curriculum (see link below).
**** As part of our response to the COVID safety guidelines, we will be asking children to come to school in their PE kits on their PE day (Thursday for Reception). This can either be a tracksuit or black shorts and white T shirt, depending on the weather. We will aim to take PE sessions outside as much as possible.
Reading and book-bags
Every child should have their book-bag in school every day with their reading diary, book, library book and sound booklet inside.
We change books once a week on a Monday and will collect books back in on a Friday (COVID guidelines).
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, Snack time 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.