Year R

Welcome to Reception
 
 

The classes in Reception are called Red Panda, Rabbit and Robin. 

 

Red Panda Class -  Miss Harris; LSA Mrs Cook

 

Robin Class - Mrs Sheehan and Mrs Lawrence; LSAs - Mrs Lewis and Miss Dyer

 

Rabbit Class - Miss Carreras; LSA - Mrs Taylor

 

Mrs Wilkins also supports the children in Reception.

 

 In Reception much of the children's learning will be through play where children are offered a range of activities each with an underlying educational purpose. Play is the means by which the children explore a variety of experiences in different situations for a variety of purposes. It is a process which provides for children a way of learning about the world around them.

Staff plan activities and experiences that promote children's development and learning based on the seven areas of learning in Development Matters. The staff will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests

Prime Areas

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

 Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking 

Specific areas

Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring/using media & material
  • Being imaginative

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

 Useful websites:

Infant Site: 0117 3772381Junior Site: 0117 9030377 E: office@holymeadprimary.co.uk