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Welcome to Reception!

Hello, I am Miss Peace and I am thrilled to be the Reception Teacher at Fairmeadows. I love being a teacher and enjoy supporting children to develop the foundations  that they will use for the rest of their education. I am passionate about delivering learning in a range of different ways to support children's engagement and promote a love of learning.

Outside school I love to read a good book, my favourite children's book is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt!' I also love to get outdoors for a walk in the countryside. 

 

 

Our team is made up of:

                                                              

 

   Miss Bennett-                         Miss Bloor-                                                Miss Clark                                                  Miss Stone-                                                   Mrs Anywll-

  Learning Support                     Learning Support                                      AM Learning Support                                PM Learning Support                                     Forest School  Practitioner

 

Key Information:

 

  • Please come to school in PE kit on a Wednesday and Forest School Uniform on a Friday.
  • Please bring a named water bottle and school book bag everyday.
  • School provide milk and fruit for our snack time each day

 

Seesaw

  • We use Seesaw to record your child's learning and is a place for you to communicate with the Reception team (8am-4pm) via the messaging function.

 

Our Curriculum

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, there are 7 areas of learning (subjects) these are:

 

Communication & Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Literacy

Maths

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts & Design

 

The recent changes to the curriculum focus on early language and extending vocabulary. This is important as it helps to improve child development in all areas.

 

They have also highlighted the importance of educating children about their oral health, this includes not eating too much sugar, brushing their teeth and having regular visits to the dentist. 

 

Our Timetable

 

 

 

Our Learning Overview

 

 

Forest Schools

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in our very own woodland and natural environment. Children we have a session each week for the whole year.

 

Please see a list of clothing for your child's sessions:

 

 

 

Fairmeadows Learning Powers

 

Learning Warrior and Learning Powers 

Our learning powers run throughout school and underpin the core values we work to and hope to develop in the children. 

The Learning Powers are: 

 

Enjoy Learning 

Have A Go

Concentrate

Keep trying

Be Cooperative

Use Your Imagination

Be Curious

Keep Improving 

These Powers underpin our curriculum aims and develop growth-mind-set. They also provide our children with the right start preparing for life outside beyond Fairmeadows. We support these through our Learning Warrior Scheme which rewards pupils for exhibiting these qualities. 

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

The characteristics of effective learning describe factors that play a central role in a child’s learning and in becoming an effective learner. They represent processes rather than outcomes.

 

These are:

 

Playing and Exploring

  • Finding out & exploring
  • Using what they know in their play
  • Being willing to have a go

 

Active Learning

  • Being involved & concentrating
  • Keeping on trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do 

 

Creating and Thinking Critically

  • Having their own ideas
  • Using what they already know to learn new things
  • Choosing ways to do things & finding new ways. 

 

 

Homework

 

Reading

 

Children should read at least 3 times a week at home. Reading is a key skill which will support your child throughout their whole education and so is one of the main areas to support. Please evidence your reads through Seesaw by adding to the reading activities each week.

 

Phonics

Phonics is key to support children's early reading and writing skills. Children will have flashcards to practise at home.

 

Mathletics

Please access Mathletics once a week, we like children to get a minimum score of 1,000 per week. This will help your child to practise key maths skills at home. Mathletics logins will be shared via the login folder on Seesaw. 

 

Proud Clouds

Each week we ask parents to share a something that has made you proud of your child that week. This is then celebrated in class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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