Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Wellings

Miss Wellings

After working at Brereton for over two years now, I have loved every moment. I have worked in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and I am now very privileged to teach our Reception class. I love baking, exploring and being creative. My favourite subjects are maths and design technology. Outside school I have a cocker spaniel who I adore and spend many hours walking through the Cheshire fields.

Miss Sherliker

Miss Sherliker

I am the teaching assistant for Reception and have so far loved working in such a wonderful classroom. It's an amazing thing being able support the children from their very first day at school and I feel very lucky to work with such a lovely group of people.

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Brereton CE Primary School we believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop as a happy, confident learner. We provide stimulating play opportunities which reflect the children’s interests and stage of learning and development. We believe in the value of an environment that enables children to be independent and it is well resourced with inviting opportunities that support children to follow their ideas and interests.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum has seven areas of learning which are divided into Prime and Specific areas. All of our learning is based around and linked to these areas of development.

Prime Areas of Learning:

  • Physical Development 
  • Communication and Language 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

Specific Areas of Learning

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics 
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design 

During the school day the children learn through a mixture of short teacher directed sessions, adult initiated activities and child-initiated learning through play sessions. Teachers and teaching assistants work with the children and make observations on them which are recorded on their individual tapestry account.

In Reception the children follow a topic-based approach. They have a main topic that all work is based around as well as a focus text. There topics and books are:

Autumn 1 - All About me - Something Else by Kathryn Cave

Autumn 2 – Superheroes – Juniper Jupiter by Lizzy Stewart

Spring 1 – Transport – Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

Spring 2 – Animals – The Something by Rebecca Cobb

Summer 1 – Space – Star in a Jar by Sam Hay

Summer 2- Water – The Storm Whale by Benji Davies

 

A little extra information…

Snack

Every morning, the children will have a healthy snack. This is wonderful opportunity for them to use money and develop their independence. Toast, bagels or fruit drinks are available to the children at a cost of 25p each. If your child would rather have a piece of fruit they are welcome to help themselves to it in school or they can bring in a healthy option from home. Your child will also be provided with a free afternoon snack.

PE

We have one P.E session a week and this takes place on a Friday morning; although we suggest your child leaves their PE kit in school just in case activities change. It is preferred that your child has a draw string bag with a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, pumps and a jumper inside. As the weather turns colder you may also want to send in an outdoor PE kit as we will do PE outdoors from time to time.

Reading Books and Sound Cards

At the start of the year, your child will bring home a library book to share with you. Later in the term your child will bring home a reading book to read with you. Your child will read at least once a week at school with an adult and a note will be put into their reading diary to inform you of their reading days. We strongly recommend that you read with your child for ten minutes a day. Your child will also bring home weekly phonics sounds to practise.

For anyone who may be struggling to understand the way we teach phonics, here is a video that might help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYx1CyDMZSc

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Contact the School

Brereton Primary School

School Lane,

Brereton Green,

Sandbach,

Cheshire,

CW11 1RN


Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
Senco: Mrs N Wood


Tel: 01270 685125

admin@breretonprimary.org.uk