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Welcome to Reception!


Welcome to the St.Agnes Reception class. The class teacher in Reception is Miss Masterson and the teaching assistants are Marissa Connelly and Bex Drew.


In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) Framework. We base our activities around the three prime and four specific areas of learning which are:
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication and language,
Physical development
Literacy, Maths,
Expressive arts and design, and Understanding the world. 
Physical development
Communication, language and literacy
Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
Our activities are largely child initiated, where the children choose the activities they wish to take part in. We also have daily carpet sessions and small group adult led activities.
In reception daily phonics sessions are taught in line with the ‘Letters and Sounds’ framework. Children read with an adult twice a week and these books are also sent home for parents to practice with their child.
Daily timetable
9:00am school starts and registration
9:30am phonics session
10:00am free flow (children choose to play inside or out) and guided reading.
10:45am playtime (infant playground)
11:00am Literacy carpet session
 11:20am freeflow
12:00pm lunch time
1:15pm Registration and meditation
1.30pm maths carpet session
1:45pm free flow (children choose to play in side or outside)
2:45pm RE carpet session
3:00pm story and song carpet time.
3:30pm home time
Music lessons are taught by Mr Mathurin on Mondays and Fridays.
Religious education (R.E) is taught in Reception. We follow the ‘Come and see’ framework.
Although reception does not have subject books we do have  ‘Busy Books’ and ‘Wow Books.’ Busy books are sent home once a week with a weekly task for children and parents to complete together. Wow books are used to put in work and photos taken in class.
In reception class we take part in forest school once a week. Forest school has its own objectives outside the EYFS frame work. The session takes place in the reception class forest area. The reception staff and all of the children participate. We encourage all parents to get involved.

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