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Reception is the first school year for children aged 4 and up.

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Mornings in Reception involve two whole class learning sessions dedicated to problem-solving, reasoning, numeracy and communication, language and literacy. Both daily whole class sessions are followed up with adult-guided group sessions which develop and extend the skills taught in the whole-class sessions. The children will have at least one adult-guided group activity per morning and also have a daily session of Read, Write Inc.

Children who are not in adult-guided groups are allowed to free-flow across the building and to the outside where the continuous provision areas are set up with activities matched to the weekly learning objectives. Children also have the opportunity to complete the Rainbow Challenge; this comprises of six challenges that vary each week depending on topic and areas for development.

Afternoons in Reception are topic-led, covering areas of learning in Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Creative Development and Information Technology. Fridays consist of Physical Education, Guided Reading and ‘Forest Friday’ afternoons.

For enquiries about Reception, please contact Mrs Simpson at sppsadmin@metacademies.org.uk

YR Newsletter Autumn Term 2019

1 Article found

  • Mrs G Simpson

    Class teacher, Early Years Phase Leader

    Miss A Ward

    Class Teacher

    Mrs S Preece

    Teaching assistant

    Mrs L Butler

    Teaching assistant

    Mrs S Williams

    Teaching Assistant