Respect Responsibility Resilience
Meet The Team
Mrs Acton - RP EYFS leader and Class Teacher
Mrs Thompson - RP Teaching Assistant
Mrs Nowosad - RG Class Teacher Monday-Wednesday
Mrs Dickson - RG Class Teacher Thursday-Friday
Mrs Taylor - RG Teaching Assistant
Email RP-Mrs Acton: RP@pottersgreen.org.uk
Email RG-Mrs Nowosad and Mrs Dickson: RG@pottersgreen.org.uk
Welcome to Reception, we are Mrs Acton (RP) and Mrs Nowosad and Mrs Dickson (RG). We are very excited to be a part of your child's early learning journey. The work outlined on our class pages will be updated each half term and this will inform you about what your child will be learning in school.
Drop off and pick up
Reception children are to be dropped off between 8:40-8:50am and collected at 3:20pm.
All children are entitled to a free school lunch. Every morning children choose what they are going to eat. They have a choice from a meat or vegetarian meal, jacket potato or a sandwich (Tuesday and Thursday only). All served with a pudding choice of the day or fruit or yoghurt. There is also a daily salad cart that the children can access.
Water Bottles and Snacks
Children can bring their own water bottles into school to help keep them hydrated throughout the day. Children will be offered fruit and milk throughout the day.
Incentives: Positively Reinforcing Good Behaviour
Based on the principle/expectation that good behaviour will be the expected norm, teachers, support staff and the school’s management structures will have a range of formal and informal methods of reinforcing good behaviour. We have a range of school-wide means of rewards which can be used and applied to children following any of our school rules in all areas of school.
Star Child of the Week
Star Child Certificates and stickers are presented to 2 children (1 girl, 1 boy) on a Friday during celebrations assembly. An award is earned by a pupil who has stood out that week for either their work, behaviour or upholding the values of the school. The teacher will explain clearly why that child has been chosen. The child will receive a certificate which is taken home to parents and a sticker to wear during the day.
Headteacher’s Class of the Week
Headteacher’s class of the week is presented to a FS/KS1 class and another for a KS2 class. These classes will have stood out that week as an example for other classes to follow both in their work and in their behaviour. Headteacher’s Awards
Children can receive a Headteacher’s Award for an excellent standard of work or when a pupil has improved their work considerably. A sticker is placed on the child’s work and another for them to wear throughout the day. The headteacher also has postcards which can be sent home to parents as a surprise.
Children who have 100% attendance in a term will be presented with an attendance badge during the end of term celebrations assembly.
At the end of each term, a Child of Excellence award will be presented in assembly to celebrate a child who has consistently demonstrated the schools core values.
When it is a child’s birthday they are presented with a birthday gift which varies each academic year. It could be a birthday pencil, ruler or other suitable gift. The children sing happy birthday to them and they are awarded their birthday gift during the celebrations assembly.
Daily, the dinner supervisors will award one child a raffle ticket for consistent good lunchtime behaviour. The child’s name is written on the raffle ticket and it is placed into a raffle draw. At the end of each term a raffle takes place one child per key stage (FS to Y2, Y3 to Y6) wins a prize eg vouchers
Your child will need a P.E kit in school. Please send in a named PE kit for your child to get changed in to. They will need pumps, t-shirt and shorts. PE kits stay in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term. P.E is every Wednesday.
The children access the wildlife area once a week subject to weather conditions. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies in school.
Every Friday a piece of home learning will be set on Seesaw. Please see your child's class teacher if you are unsure of your child's log in.
Your child will be bringing home a folder labelled Phonics Homework, in this there will be a 'Book Bag Book'. These will be sent home once your child has learnt the set 1 sounds and is able to blend with these sounds. Please support your child with this by writing in their diary so we know they have read or shared a book with you. Please write the title of the book and sign your name to indicate they have read/shared a book. They will also have a library book. The children will access the library once a week on either a Thursday or a Friday.
Please ensure your child's reading book is in their bag every day.
We are looking forward to the Spring term in Reception. This half term the children will be learning about Winter including hedgehogs, traditional tales, Penguins and pancake day. We will be reading a range of fiction and non-fiction stories including National Geographic Kids Penguins, Hedgehogs, , Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and Mr Wolf's Pancakes.
After half term the children will begin to learn about Spring including spring animals. They will learn about the life cycle of a frog and chick. They will also look for signs of Spring. The children will read the story Guess How Much I Love you and learn all about Easer. The children have enjoyed traditional tales so much that they will also be learning about The Gingerbread Man.
The children will continue to have access to the indoor and outdoor environment. As the weather is getting colder can you please ensure your child has appropriate clothing such as hats and gloves as we do still go outside when it is cold.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose Maths Scheme, and we will be learning about the numbers 5-10 including finding, representing, composition and 1 more and 1 less within numbers 1-10. They will also explore doubles within 10. The children will then develop their knowledge of 6,7 and 8 and finally moving onto 9 and 10 by the end of term. The children will learn about all the different ways these numbers can be represented and how they are made up of other numbers. We will also complete lot of tasks around the pairs of numbers that can make 10 e.g. 2 and 8, 6 and 4. The children will explore and compare length and height. The children will explore time such looking at the concept of time passing and will order and sequence events. The children will then learn about 3D shapes, learning the names and features of 3D shapes. They children will build upon their knowledge of patterns and will explore more complicated patterns.
Every Monday afternoon the children are also fortunate enough to be able to take part in a Drama Tots session. Drama Tots provides award-winning drama, music and imaginative play classes for children and combines music, movement and creative play. The children also use a fantastic range of props, puppets and instruments to bring the adventures to life. Each week there is a different theme.
In PE the children will continue to be getting changed and learn to become more independent. We will be completing two units of work, multi-skills and gymnastics. We will be developing skills including balancing, learning to hop, balance a quoit on our head, negotiate space and move in a variety of different ways. We will also be exploring a range of different equipment. The children will learn how to use equipment safely and how to jump in different ways and how to roll in different ways.