clever caterpillars and brainy bees
We have two Reception Classes - Clever Caterpillars and Brainy Bees.
- Mrs Phipps teaches in Clever Caterpillars with Miss Claire Smith and Miss Kerry Smith as Teaching Assistants.
- Miss Clark teaches in Brainy Bees with Miss Brinkley as Nursery Nurse and Miss Sarah Goodenough and Mrs Sarah Connel as Teaching Assistants.
Pupils are encouraged to develop learning skills as well as developing their knowledge of the world around them. With a classroom that is engaging and full of possibilities, our pupil's curiosity is fostered in a caring and supportive environment. Through out the year, children in Reception will transition from a predominantly play based curriculum to more formal learning experiences in preparation for their transition to Year 1.
You are always very welcome to come into school and speak to Mrs Phipps and Miss Clark at any time, or alternatively, rearrange a time to meet after school. Additionally, we always welcome parents into the setting to help out with cooking, crafts and readers.
EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM
At first glance, it can appear that the children are 'only playing' whilst in the Foundation stage. However the best Early Years Education is based on the understanding that whilst children are playing, they are learning. During the day there will be a mixture of adult initiated and adult led activities as well as whole class, small group and individual activities.
Visit the Early Years Curriculum page for detailed information.
Have you ever wondered what a week in a Reception class looks like? Would you like to know what your child does throughout each day? Check out the timetable to find out more.