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Welcome to Reception

Teacher: Miss Emily Marriott


A day in Reception

 8:30 Doors open. Please use this time to speak to a member of the team about any concerns about your child. Any messages will also be shared at this time.
Children need to self register and then settle at an activity.
 8:45Parents leave. Registration closes at 8:50. Please sign in at the office if you arrive after this time.
Daily check in and story to start the morning.
 9:00JEL - learning new sounds and introducing new words 
 9:10- 10:10Focus 1 - This is where the team will work with children in small groups on an area of the curriculum
Snack table is open now
 10:15 - 10:30 Reception and Key Stage 1 playtime
 10:30 - 11:30 Focus 2 - This is where the team will work with children in small groups on an area of the curriculum
 11:30 - 12:00Carpet time - activity on the whiteboard
Preparation for lunch
 12:00 - 13:00Lunch time 
12:00 - 12:30 Eating
12:30 - 13:00 Playground
 13:00 - 13:15Relax kids
 13:15 - 14:15 Afternoon focus 
 14:15 - 14:45Tidy up
Preparations for home time
 14:45Doors open for parents. Please use this time to talk to your child about their day and also to speak to the team about any concerns. 

Unless you are waiting for older siblings please make sure you leave school promptly as we don't want any accidents to happen


We have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure children's kits remain in school. They will be sent home at the end of the half term for a freshen up and to check everything still fits.

A little bit about Reception

In Reception we aim to build upon the children’s previous experiences, knowledge and skills. We place an emphasis on creating a caring, stimulating and challenging environment; one which values every child as an individual and celebrates their achievements.

The curriculum is delivered through a range of carefully planned activities where children will become observers, explorers and communicators.

Reading and writing is taught in small focus groups, allowing all children to access the learning intention at their level.

The teacher and support staff work very closely to ensure all children are progressing.

Observations are carried out daily, with formal observations taking place termly. This will allow the teacher to adapt the planning to ensure all children are accessing the curriculum and making the best progress they can.

The relationship between school and parents is established early in the Autumn term and continues to grow throughout the year. This is really important for the well being and development of each individual child.

We hope your child is happy and safe in Reception at St Luke's. Please talk to any member of staff if you have any problems or concerns.

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