Welcome to the Reception page! Here are the names of the staff in Reception:
Canary Wharf: Rubina and Anne
Elephant and Castle: Pinar and Natalie
Paddington: Tessa and Timmy
Please ensure that your contact details are up-to date and inform the office of any changes.
If you need to contact us about any home circumstances which may be affecting your child in school or have a particular concern about your child, please contact us on our class emails.
Our class email addresses are:
Every week we email a Reception newsletter, which will include reminders, learning tips and ideas and what we have been learning that week.
Morning and End of Day Routines
School starts at 8:55 and finishes at 3:25.
Reception families should enter via the front gate on Bounds Green Road.
Paddington class: Enter and exit by the outside door to the classroom.
Elephant and Castle: Enter and exit by the outside door to the classroom.
Canary Wharf: Enter by the outside door by the dinner hall. Exit by the Reception playground.
General Class Housekeeping
What should my child wear to school?
Comfortable clothing that is easy to manage independently. E.g. jogging bottoms, leggings and Velcro shoes or trainers.
It would be very helpful if you could label your child’s clothing, particularly jackets, coats and hoodies.
No jewellery should be worn, other than small ear studs.
What Should my Child Bring to School?
A labelled water bottle.
Spare clothes in a draw string or carrier bag to stay on their peg.
Please do not bring any toys or other items from home.
Settling into Reception: What will my child be learning in the first half term?
- Explore their indoor and outdoor learning spaces
- New routines and rules
- Making friends
- Strategies to manage our feelings and emotions
- Listening attentively to adults and each other
- Joining in with songs, rhymes, stories and counting
- Having a go at new activities such as cooking and woodwork
- Learning how to choose ways to do things for ourselves (independence)
You are welcome to choose one book at a time from the class book corner to take home in a plastic wallet. When you bring back your book it will need to go into our class box to be quarantined for a few days.
We assess and plan for the next steps in children’s learning by observing them in their play and during adult focused activities. This enables us to identify areas for development. We use EvidenceMe to record our observations and we welcome parent contributions on the app; this could be in the form of a photo or a brief comment.
At the end of reception, we assess whether children have met the Early Learning Goals (ELG) in the 7 areas of learning, which are:
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Understanding of the world
- Creative development
Planned for November more information in October to how this will look.
Story time is something we really focus on at school, so we really encourage you to keep reading books at home. Children can also listen to stories online, which can help support them in their daily reading:
Last year for World Book Day, Rob Biddulph, an author and illustrator, visited Bounds Green and did an amazing workshop for our key stage one children. He is doing really amazing online art activities for children. Click the link below:
We also have some great experiments for those budding scientists, and all only using things you’d have at home!
Booklet for Families Kitchen Sink Science
Please see our latest Curriculum Map for Reception:
Curriculum Map EYFS 2019-20
Please check our blog squares below for more suggested websites and activities.
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