EYFS - Information about our Reception classes
Reception class information:
Starting school is an exciting time: a time of new experiences, new friends and new places. Our school days provide a secure and nurturing environment where your child can play, explore, experiment, investigate and learn. We encourage the children to acquire skills and knowledge through first-hand experience, gaining a sound understanding of the world around them.
The curriculum for our Reception classes has been developed from many years of outstanding teaching at our sister school, Didsbury CE Primary, and has developed over the last 6 years by our Early Years team. We follow the curriculum from Development Matters and cherish each child as an individual, helping them learn to grow and develop across all areas of their learning.
So, what does an actual school day look and feel like? Have a look at our timetable for a typical day.
8.45am Children are met by their teachers and come into school to complete a morning task, e.g. writing their name or reading a story.
8.55am Children settle on the carpet for the register and literacy session.
9.15am Children learn independently in the classroom areas or complete a guided task with an adult.
9:45am Snack and story/poem
10.00am Group time - Collective Worship, story, singing or class discussion
10.20am Children learn independently in the classroom areas or complete a guided task with an adult.
11.20am Phonics session
11.45pm Lunch time
1.00pm Register then maths carpet session
1.15pm Children learn independently in the classroom areas or complete a guided task with an adult.
2.45pm Carpet time; music, Spanish, PSE, RE etc.
3.10pm Home time