At Linton Mead we recognise that children learn through play and first-hand experiences.
Reception has had a very busy start this year. The children have settled well into our Reception environment and they are now very comfortable in the setting. We have been working hard on establishing routines and boundaries now that the children are in school full time.
Reception is a very important for our children as it marks the beginning of their learning journey. Each day our children are able to explore the indoor and outdoor areas where there are a wealth of activities and resources on offer.
This term in Literacy we are reading traditional tales such as The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In maths, we will be delving deeply into numbers 1-10 and establishing a good knowledge of numbers and their value, with the help of the Numberblocks scheme.
Tapestry is the programme that we use to record the learning journeys for our children. We will upload pictures and observations of the children’s learning and each observation is linked to the EYFS curriculum. Parents can access this at home and even upload pictures and learning that the children do outside of school for us to see in school.
Reception is made up of two classrooms and a large outdoor area. In Reception both teachers work closely with all of the children across the year group.
We have many areas that the children can take ownership of their own learning including spaces where they can explore, be creative, have quiet time and learn securely and safely. The areas that the children independently use are: woodwork, creative/making, reading, writing, music, construction and water. Most of these areas are available inside and outside.
In addition to these areas we have many large areas outside where children can develop multiple skills, these include, a mud kitchen, gravel pit, monkey bars, climbing frames, mini beast hotels, water play, planting areas and a sensory garden.
During the day the children can help themselves to self-service fruit and milk.
We cannot wait to see what the next year has in store for the children in Reception and we look forward to being on this journey them!
Below, you see what we will be learning this half-term, as well as some activities you can be doing at home.