Welcome to Reception!
We are looking forward to supporting your child through their first year at school. Within our Reception class we have a balance of children learning through play and then more formal lessons towards the end of the reception year, so they are ready for the Year 1 curriculum.
We deliver our curriculum through the 7 areas of learning;
Expressive arts and design.
Communication and language;
Personal, social and emotional development;
Understanding the world;
We implement these areas through the children’s interests. Through sharing what they want to learn we will plan topics and lessons around them, allowing the children to take ownership of their learning.
What to bring each day:
A waterproof coat.
Sunhat and sun cream on warm days.
Hat and gloves on cold days.
Spare underwear socks/tights etc.
Please come and ask if you have any questions, no matter what it is. If you are unable to come to school then please ring or write a note.
Starting school is a daunting prospect for parents as well as children and we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.
Thursday is our PE day- Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit
Friday is our Forest school day- Please send your child into school wearing their school polo shirt and jumper/cardigan and joggers/trouser that you don't mind getting muddy.
Tapestry- Online learning journey
Here at Willaston, Tapestry is one of the methods we use to record your child’s reception learning journey, as well as their Maths and English work books. Your child has been set up with their own account which we will upload photo’s and videos of your children’s learning. You will also be able to upload photographs of any special events and wow moments that occur outside of school with your child. In Tapestry you will be able to comment on the observations made at school but unfortunately we are unable to reply to them. Tapestry will also provide you with next steps for your child so you can see how you can support their learning at home.
If you are having issues logging onto Tapestry please speak to a member of the team.
Development Matters 2021 framework
Early Years Statutory Framework 2021