Welcome to Reception... we can't wait to meet you all in September. Our Reception children will be in two classes, Mrs Lloyd (RL) and Mrs Opie (RO) will be the class teachers. Miss Bevan will work between the two classes during the week. They will be supported by Miss Stanton, Mrs Adams and Miss Attwood.
We understand that the prospect of your child starting full time school can be daunting, however we strive to ensure we offer a curriculum suited to our children here at Brockmoor which means they settle into school quickly, build relationships with peers and staff and have a positive experience from the get go. As explained in the Tapestry section, we aim to develop strong relationships with our families and pride ourselves on being approachable at all times. The use of Tapestry fosters the development of these relationships, allowing parents to keep updated on their child's progress whilst at school.
Our children are at the heart of everything we do in the Early Years Foundation Stage, we foster and encourage independence, creativity and resilience throughout everything we do.
Above is a document (School Preparation) that may answer some of the questions that many parents/carers often have when their child first starts school. Starting school is a big step for both children and their families. Some of the tips shared may help you to talk with your child about the up and coming changes. It also discusses some different activities and games you can play with your child to help them to be school ready. The second document (Steps for starting school) again outlines some small steps you can take over the Summer to help your child to be more prepared for school. Encouraging them to become more independent over the Summer will help them to settle more quickly into school life in September.
The document below named 'Listen and Learn' offers tips and suggestions for you as parents to practise listening skills and games with your child. There are also some links for simple listening games you can play with your child. The other document named 'Happy Talk' shares some ideas for helping your child to become a clear and confident communicator. Communication and Language is a prime area within the Early Years Foundation Stage. A child can not learn to read and write until they can confidently talk.