Mrs Laura Hallett
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
Mrs Alison Bland
Mrs Bland supports children by using the thrive approach which integrates arts and creativity to support children's emotional and social development.
Mrs Samira Souyad
EAL: English as an additional language support
Mrs Souyad supports some children for whom English is an additional language, in communication, language and literacy skills.
Ms Megan Moore
Early Years Practitioner
Ms Megan Moore supports Mrs Barnes when she is taking the class, works as a Meal Time Assistant and she leads the Fun Club sessions.
Ms Alice Warren
Ms Alice Warren works in Foundation to support an individual child.She also works with other children in the unit to support learning.
Welcome to our Reception Class which is part of the school's Foundation Stage Unit.
The teacher is Mrs Laura Hallett and Mrs Pam Barnes is the teaching assistant.
Ms Alice Warren also works with us to support an individual child.
On a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon Mrs Barnes and Ms Megan Moore take the Reception class under Mrs Hallett's direction.
We have PE on a Monday and Wednesday. After Easter we learn to change into our PE kit andwe will need our PE kit in every day. Please do not buy plimpsols. Instead please purchase trainers with velcro fastenings.
Please spend at least 10 minutes hearing your child read each day. Sharing a book by reading alternate pages is a great way to keep the story going while still challenging your child. If your child reads the odd numbered pages on the first reading, ask them to read the even numbered pages the next 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!
We encourage parents to send a healthy packed lunch in for their child. Some of our older pupils have created examples of healthy packed lunches to illustrate the kind of meal a child might bring to school.
Please note that we ask you to keep packed lunches NUT FREE to protect the health of more vulnerable members of our school community. Thank you.
We all hope your child settles happily into our setting and are happy to talk to you about any concerns that you or your child may have.