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 Brown - 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. They will also have a reading book to share with an adult, labelled 'A book to share with an adult' and a library book. The children will access the library once a week on either a Thursday or a Friday.
As an incentive to read the children have a reading rocket displayed. For every book your child completes at home, their Reading Rocket will move up the chart, and for every five times your child reads they will be given a certificate. 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.
Please ensure your child's reading book is in their bag every day.
We welcome the children into Reception at Potters Green School.
This term the children will be learning about their new classroom environment indoors and outdoors. The children will be learning to share and how to play with others. The children will also be learning about the rules and routines within our classroom.
During the first half term we will be learning about families, traditional tales, autumn and Halloween. We will have a different focus story for the wee. These will include The Great Big Book of families, Ruby’s worries, Three Little Pigs, Little Red Hen, Leaf Man, We are going on a leaf hunt and Room on a Broom.
After the half term we will be learning about celebrations, remembrance day, bonfire night, Diwali, autumn traditional tales and Christmas. We will be sharing stories around bonfire night, looking at the Cbeebies -Poppies, Diwali, reading We are going on a bear hunt, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jolly Christmas postman, The Christmas Story and Stickman.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose Maths Scheme. The children will develop mathematical skills in a logical, step-by-step way. As they learn about counting, problem solving, patterns and shapes (among others) through fun games and activities, children develop positive attitudes to maths and an enthusiasm for learning. Throughout the term will be develop a strong understanding of numbers to 5, look at shapes such as circles, triangles and shapes with four sides. We will also look at repeating patterns and be comparing the sizes, mass and capacity of different objects.
Phonics is taught through Read Write Inc. The children have a daily phonics session in small groups. The children will be taught to read sounds and blend the sounds into words. Initially the children will learn listen to the sounds in the words and blend them together and as the children become more confident they will learn to read the sounds together in words. The children will also be taught to write sounds and words related to what they are learning.
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.
The children will have access to the indoor and outdoor environment. As the weather gets 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.