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Welcome to Musicians Class

Our team is made up of many wonderful characters. The teachers are Mrs Shukla (Artists Class) and Mrs Holloway (Musicians Class.) We are also lucky enough to have two full-time teaching assistants: Ms Agutter and Mrs Pryce, as well as, Ms Gates a Special Support Assistant. Later in the year we will have Ms Whitley joining our team.

When the children first arrive in Reception, we strive to keep the changes to a minimum and adhere to the familiar routines of their previous Nursery Classes. This is because we understand that children learn best when they feel safe and secure, and thus they need time to settle in to their new classroom with their new teachers.

Our timetable will include daily numeracy and literacy lessons, and we will have four phonics sessions a week with a recap at the end of the week. The children also enjoy lots of physical and creative experiences including PE, music, art & DT which are built into their daily curriculum.  We also have weekly ‘Wonderful World of Me’ sessions. These sessions are an opportunity for the children to share their interests and bring items in to show to the class. A letter will be issued with further information and dates.

We strive to create a fun and educational environment so children have a chance to grow and develop their key skills. Our first unit is ‘Jolly Jobs and Handy Helpers!' Children have a chance to learn about different jobs and important people in the community.

Our next unit is entitled ‘Celebrations’ which focuses on celebrations including those of different cultures such as Eid, Diwali and Christmas. The children will have an opportunity to participate in the Reception Nativity in December.  

The Spring and Summer terms will see us focussing on themes such as ‘Ice, Ice Baby’ ‘Amazing Aquatics’ and ‘Snapshot of me’. We will also be having a science week when the children will have the chance to explore and experiment with electrical circuits, bubbles and melting.

In Reception we endeavour to complete different trips such as our seasonal walks as well as having special visitors and workshops in school.  During our seasonal walks we are keen to discuss changes in the environment which include discussing the children’s’ observations and their observations and will help develop vocabulary relating to patterns and nature.

Over all, Reception is a tantalising treat of topics and activities aimed at creating independent and confident children ready to tackle the next year!


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