Mrs Tara Beards
Reception Class Teacher
Mrs Pam Barnes
Level 3 Early Years Practioner and Teaching Assistant
Mrs Linda Lockyer
Level 3 Early Years Practitioner and Teaching Assistant
Ms Sue Tong
Nursery Class Teacher
Welcome to our Reception Class which is part of the school's Foundation Stage Unit.
The teacher is Mrs Tara Beards and Mrs Pam Barnes is the teaching assistant.
On a Thursday afternoon Mrs Barnes and Mrs Statton take the Reception class under Mrs Beards' direction.
We have PE on Wednesday and Thursday. To begin with, we will not be changing into our PE kit so we do not need PE kits in school. Please do not buy plimsolls for PE - instead please purchase trainers with velcro fastenings.
Please spend at least 10 minutes reading with your child each day. From time to time we will also send home other games or activities to support your child's learning. For example, following the teaching of Phase 2 (and later Phase 3) Letters and Sounds we will send home information on how your child is progressing with their phonics and which sounds they need further help with.
Please also look in the Reception termly folders on the website.
How to help your child with reading and writing
Help your child become a good writer by supporting their talking skills.
A child with nothing to say is in danger of becoming a child who has nothing to write about. Confidence in speaking (in their own language if English is not their first language) is essential to reading and writing success.
Here are some simple ideas to help early talking skills. They can also be used to extend vocabulary with more able speakers.
I have also added some ideas for supporting early reading. Remember it is a partnership with your child that should be enjoyable, not a race!