Reception Class Page
Welcome to Early Years Reception, our team; Miss K Gilliland and Mrs R Keegan, Mrs L Brown and Mrs P Gibson. We aim to help our young learners to stay safe, enjoy and achieve whilst in their first year of school. Through play, in a safe but challenging environment, children develop their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills, and their language skills. This takes place both in and outdoors and we aim to further children's knowledge and extend their learning. We provide an environment where children can take risks, solve problems, and practise new ideas and skills independently and with others. By observing and listening, we allow children the time to explore and have a go before intervening.
Class Dojo can be used for communication between teachers and parents during school time.
Please sign up to keep in contact with Mrs Keegan and Miss Gilliland.
Some useful information and links to help with home learning are shown below:
Play dough Recipe:
Play dough is used to develop your child's hand strength for writing in a fun and exciting way. Here is a recipe to create your own play dough at home;
- 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
- 1/2 cup salt.
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar. (optional, will last longer with)
- 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
- gel food colouring (optional)
Reception love our morning physical activities. Please use the following links to take part in some daily movement.
Fun things to do with your child.Please look on the websites to find exciting activities which can be done from the comfort of your own home. Remember to talk, talk, talk!
We have provided a range of websites including online games and ideas which will support your child in phonics and maths. Please encourage your child to practise their sounds and reading through the interactive games. Remember, maths skills can also be done using any household objects.
READING IN THE EARLY YEARS
Enjoying books and reading stories from an early age is crucial in the development of a child. Children can use their imagination and develop vocabulary and speech through listening to stories and have a have a greater understanding of words
Please look at some of the free ebooks that children can read or listen to: