Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Ainscough

Reception Teacher

Miss Eva

Reception Teacher EYFS Leader

Mrs Aaron

Reception Teacher

Mrs Raines

Reception Teacher

Mrs Worsley

Teacher Reception and Y1/2

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Welcome to Reception!

Who are the team?

The Reception team here at Broadstone Hall consists of Mrs Ainscough/Mrs Worsley, Mrs Raines/Mrs Aaron and Miss Eva who teach the three reception classes. They are supported by Miss Greenhalgh, Mrs Alexander, Mrs Jowett-Hulme and Mrs Derbyshire. We are always available to talk to you if you need us and no question is too silly. Please feel free to approach us with any questions you may have.

 

The Curriculum

 

 The curriculum in Early Years is made up of 7 areas of learning and below is a link to our curriculum overview for the year. This is a plan we use to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum that gives the children a wide variety of experiences. However, the beauty of Early Years is that the curriculum is taught through all important play, and our curriculum has a healthy mix of teacher inputs and child led experiences. We pride ourselves on knowing all of our children extremely well and we will tweak our planning based on the children's current interests.

 

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From September 2021, the EYFS curriculum has changed and we are now primarily using Development Matters to support our planning and ensure progression in learning. By the end of reception, we aim for most children to achieve the Early Learning Goals (ELG's). However, every child is different and there are opportunities to continue working towards these goals in Year 1.

You can find the link to the government document here:

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1007446/6.7534_DfE_Development_Matters_Report_and_illustrations_web__2_.pdf 

 

You can find the link to a summary of Development Matters and the ELG's here:

Development Matters and ELG PRIME.pdf

Development Matters and ELG Specific Areas L, M.pdf

Development Matters and ELG Specific Areas UW and EAD.pdf 

 

The School Day

 The children will take part in daily Phonics and Maths sessions, as well as weekly 'Understanding the World' sessions. This includes taking part in a 'Weekly Wander' once a week, where the children leave the school grounds and explore our local amenities to develop their Understanding the World knowledge. The children will then spend the rest of the school day applying taught maths and phonic skills independently, as well as developing their PSED, language, creative and physical skills. The adults in the room play a vital role in facilitating this. The children have access to both the indoor and outdoor environment throughout the day.

 

Tapestry and Parent Communication

 There are two parent's evenings a year which gives us the opportunity to inform you of your child's progress in school, and a final report at the end of the year. We also use the online Learning Journal Tapestry. This is a great way for the staff to document the children’s learning and track their progress, and you as the parent can log on and add your own contributions. We welcome parental involvement as much as possible.

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