Hello everyone, welcome to Class 2! I am Miss Nixon and I am the class teacher.
We are a Reception class and on our class page you will find lots of useful information and it will be updated to guide you on your learning journey.
Miss Bonar, Mrs Giles and I will always be happy to support you with any aspect of the Early Years experience. We will be available on a morning or at home time to address any parent concerns or queries. We will ask that all the children are inside safely before we have a conversation, for the safety of the children.
We will do everything we can to ensure that we have a fun and memorable year!
Please take time to look at this page regularly for class information updates and to see the fun that we are having together.
The Reception children will have a Baseline Assessment during the first six weeks of the term. For more information about this assessment please read the following Government guidance for parents.
Monday 6th September – Inset Day
Tuesday 7th September - Start of Autumn Term 1 (Transition Fortnight, select AM or PM)
Monday 20th September - The children start full days.
Thursday 21st October - School closes for October Half Term
Monday 1st November - Start of Autumn Term 2
Friday 17th December - School closes for Christmas Break
Remember to bring in your named PE kit at the beginning of term. PE days are usually Monday and Thursday but sometimes can change. All earrings need to be covered or taken out for PE lessons. We will send PE kits home regularly to be washed.
The children will take part in different Outdoor Learning experiences.
We understand how valuable outdoor learning is and how this positively contributes to children's development. These experiences will allow children to investigate the world around them and become familiar with their environment.
Please make sure your child has suitable footwear and clothing at school, as we will be going outdoors in all weathers.
We will read lots of stories in class as they play a vital role in the growth and development of children. We hope that children will enjoy hearing stories being read to them and discussed at home too.
Children will be given reading books to take home to share and enjoy. We aim to change your child's reading book as frequently as possible. We want reading to be enjoyable for all.
Please ensure you read with your child as often as you can and return their book to school daily - it really does make a difference!
The children can also access books online. Their individual logins will be provided.
We use the 'Tapestry' app to record observations of the children in Early Years. We add photographs, videos and comments about your child and what they have been learning at school. This is a lovely way for us to communicate with you as parents and you can also add photographs and comments about your child from home!
You will be sent an activation code via email to gain access to your child's account.
Please come and see me if you are having any issues with this.
All of our learning is based on the 7 curriculum areas stated in 'Development Matters'.
We carefully plan our continuous provision activities and focused lessons to ensure children are given varied, frequent opportunities to achieve their full potential.
All areas are interlinked through our holistic approach to learning.
Click on the 7 curriculum areas to find out more and see what we have been up to!