Welcome to Reception!!
At St Michael's CE Primary School our aim is to work together with you to meet your child’s development and learning needs whilst they are in our Reception class. We strive to provide a welcoming, safe, caring, stimulating and fun learning environment. Our activities and learning tasks are tailored to meet the needs of our youngest learners. We ensure that we provide playful opportunities that are open ended and challenge children’s thinking. We support their learning by allowing them to explore their own ideas and choose ways to do things for themselves. We encourage them to persist, take a risk, test their ideas, learn by trial and error and to enjoy a challenge when solving problems.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Guidance forms the basis of our curriculum. It is based on seven areas of learning and is broad and open-ended allowing us to follow the interests of the children. The seven areas of learning consist of Communication and language; Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. These are the prime areas. The prime areas support learning in four specific areas. They are; Literacy (reading and writing) Mathematics; Understanding the world and Expressive arts and Design. Our aim is to provide high quality teaching and learning that enables all children to reach a good level of learning by the end of Reception.
It is during their time in Reception that children develop self confidence and a belief in themselves. They try new things on their own and feel pride in their achievements. They become more independent and take care of their own personal needs. They learn social skills and develop friendships.
We want to prepare children for their lives ahead and enable them to take their first steps along a life-long learning journey that could lead them almost anywhere! We are very much looking forward to the journey ahead. Welcome to the St Michael's family!