Welcome to Reception at Hannah More Primary School!
Your teachers are Mrs Evans (Monday and Tuesday) and Miss Vintin (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Your teaching assistant is Summer who is here every day. Other adults that work in our classroom are Fahimo and Marta.
Reception have PE on Wednesdays with Mr. Rossetti. Your child will begin changing for P.E. in the next couple of weeks. Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit with their name on it. It should be kept in school. They will need a t-shirt in their house colour, shorts or jogging bottoms and trainers. Please ask if you are unsure which ‘house’ your child is in and which colour they need. Children are in the same house as their brothers and sisters.
Please bring a water bottle with your child’s name written on. Please only bring water and not juice. We provide fruit and water or milk as a healthy morning snack.
We spend a lot of time outside, so warm clothes and waterproof coats are essential in cold or wet weather. If your child has a pair of wellies please could they also bring them into school. These can be kept in school.
PLEASE write your child’s name in ALL of their clothes, shoes and PE kit as things easily get lost and mixed up if they don’t have names written in.
In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. We gather together for short maths, phonics and literacy sessions, singing and stories. The children spend a large part of their day learning through play We work hard to create a stimulating learning environment in which adults interact with children to support and guide them. We plan in response to children's interests and their next steps. Please ask if you would like to know more about how we learn in Reception. We hope to run some online workshops about learning in Reception soon. We will also keep you updated about our learning on the ‘Tapestry’ online learning journal which we will be contacting you about soon.
We love reading in reception and know it is crucial part of children’s learning. Children will be given a book bag very soon! They will then bring books home which you can share together. When we start learning our letter sounds in phonics we will send out further information about this as well as home learning activities.
If you have any quick questions please speak to us on the gate. If we need more time we can arrange a time to meet.
We look forward to a great year together!