Although the children in Class R are new to school, we do expect to set the tone for the rest of their stay at Charlton School. With this in mind high standards of behaviour and a responsible attitude towards work and play are encouraged and rewarded. Stickers and certificates are given for children’s effort and excellence on a weekly basis. Parents are also updated on their child’s achievements in school via the ‘Evidence Me’ app and most recent learning journal notifications. Parents can also send updates on their child’s accomplishments from home, using the ‘Evidence Me’ app.
1. We listen to our teachers
2. We speak kind words
3. We have kind hands and feet
4. We keep our classroom tidy
5. We walk in school
6. We always tell the truth
In Reception, a system of rewarding good behaviour is in place. Each child in the class has a clothes peg with their name written on it. This peg is clipped onto a ‘sunshine’ – if a child keeps all of the class rules they stay on the sunshine. If they break one of the rules their peg moved from the sunshine onto the ‘sad cloud’. Once on the cloud, a child can move back onto the sunshine by proving they can keep the class rules the next day. If they are super they can go on the star for the day. Their name will be put into a prize draw and winners will be announced weekly.
In this school year, Reception class will be covering several topics such as: Nursery Rhymes, Celebrations, Space and Traditional Tales. Teaching and learning in Class R is extremely practical and hands on and there are plenty of opportunities for children to learn in the outside environment too. Information about the Reception curriculum can be found in the classroom and in the documents below. Each area of the classroom is bespoke and catered towards the interests of the children. The children will often help decorate the Role Plays or help decide what they would like included in areas. The staff will meet regularly to discuss children’s next steps and the children’s interests through the observations they make.
We record the children’s learning on the ‘Evidence Me’ online learning journals and parents will receive regular updates of their child’s learning. Please make sure you have provided Miss Broadley with an up-to-date email address
Initially the children take home books without words to read. Please take this opportunity to talk about the book with your child, discuss the pictures and ask the children questions about what is happening in the story. All these activities are vital in developing the comprehension skills required to make a good reader. The reading scheme books will be gradually introduced (Including books with words and sentences) and will be changed regularly.
At this stage of a child’s development it is still very important that children are allowed to play. A great amount of learning and socialising is done through both structured and free play. Please bear this in mind when your child says s/he has played all day!
“Play is a child’s work and the means whereby he/she grows and develops.”
The first half term will be devoted to settling the children into school and adjusting to new routines. During this time an assessment will be carried out in order to help support the children with their next steps of learning and for Miss Broadley to plan accordingly- catering for each individual child’s needs and class interests.
If you need to speak to the class teacher about any aspect of your child’s schooling, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange a telephone appointment.
Class Teacher: Mrs Morton