Reception 2018 - 2019

Mrs Dodd

Mrs Longden


What to expect, when? A parent's guide

Welcome to Reception Class.

The Foundation Stage facilities have developed considerably over the past few years. The nursery and reception classes are now joined allowing children to access the facilities in each room and the expertise of all staff. This also creates a smooth transition if children attend our school. The outdoor environment has recently been improved through the installation of two brand new sheds which have been setup to provide resources to develop the children’s skills in communication and language, literacy and mathematics. Children access the outdoor environment freely for a large proportion of the session as we understand that children all learn in different ways and thrive in different environments. We recognise the importance of fresh air and the experiences that the natural environment brings.

Children will enjoy practical activities based on their learning needs and interests. We aim to develop strong relationships with parents and carers to enable us to work together to provide the best start each child’s education. We acknowledge that parents and carers are a child’s first educator and that parents have already provided their child with a wide variety of experiences and have taught them everything that they already know. Therefore within a few weeks of each child starting in Reception, a meeting is arranged to discuss their starting points and plan for their next steps. We hold meetings throughout the year to discuss each child’s progress. We use 2 Simple to record observations and send these observations to parents to keep them informed of progress and next steps.

The school’s last OFSTED inspection in November 2014 stated “The quality of teaching is good in the Early Years” and “Children make good progress from their starting points.”

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St Barnabas CE Primary School

Collin Street, Warrington,

Cheshire WA5 1TG

01925 633606