Multiskills - Monday
Forest School - Wednesday
Reception Class Teachers
Miss Johnson (Teacher - Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Mrs Loquens (Teacher – Tues)
Mr Singleton (Teaching Assistant – Everyday)
Beginning school is a major event in the life of a four-year-old and an exciting year for parents and families as it is the start of a new learning journey for your child. At Quinton we believe that children learn better when they feel safe and secure. In Reception, we aim to carefully plan and deliver opportunities for each individual to learn and achieve their full potential, helping each child to develop into a confident and competent learner, in order to be successful in their school life and beyond. By giving the children opportunities for ‘free play’ they are able to take control of their own learning and development, make their own decisions and learn from their choices. We work from the ‘child’ and create a happy, stimulating and caring environment for children, where every child is treated as unique and therefore, feels valued, secure and confident to develop a love of learning. The resources and activities in our Early Years environment are based upon…
The children’s interests and ideas
Our half termly topic
The EYFS curriculum
We also provide opportunities to have adult led and child initiated activities that are tailored to the child’s individual learning styles. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs, recognising and respecting the children’s individual characteristics and temperament by getting to know the child through sensitive observations. We aim to recognise and celebrate the success in everyone!
Autumn 1- Busy Bodies
Autumn 2- All Shapes and Sizes
Spring 1- Up and Away
Spring 2- Growing and Changing
Summer 1- I Can Sing a Rainbow
Summer 2- Rumble in the Jungle
Our Reception Indoor Learning Environment
Example of a daily timetable
Please see below for a document which explains what each of the activities entails, and why we teach them at Quinton.
Reception class work closely with the Nursery class to form the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). This school stage has its own curriculum for learning, separate to the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2. The EYFS curriculum has 7 areas of learning, which all work towards our end of Reception goals known as the ELG’s (Early Learning Goals).
-For more information on the 7 areas of learning, please look at our Early Years Foundation Stage page on the website.
This year began with some exciting changes for Early Years, across the country, as a new Early Years statutory framework is being released in September 2021. Quinton have signed up to become an ‘Early Adopter’ of this framework, meaning that this year, we have been working with this new document to gain an insight into the changes from the current document and how this will develop our teaching style and the children’s learning outcomes within the classroom.
Below I have attached our Early Adopter letter to parents, as well as a document showing the new and upcoming ELG’s.
While we plan closely in accordance to the Early Learning Goals there are also opportunities for our more-able children to be suitably stretched within the various areas of learning.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere!”
“Almost all creativity, involves purposeful play!”
“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new!”
“Once you learn to read, you will forever be free!”
Building, manipulating, problem solving, representing, creating, investigating, experimenting, communicating, designing, adapting, persevering, and most importantly…LEARNING!
Miss Johnson & Mr Singleton
Here you will find information on what the children will be learning about in different subject areas.
Home Learning Journeys
Here, I have attached a copy of Reception's timetable of activities for this half term. The timetable is subject to change, depending on the children, the school and daily events.
As a mum or dad, how can I help with my child’s learning?
All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.
Even when your child is very young and is not yet able to talk, talking to them helps them to learn and understand new words and ideas. If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child, it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.
The document below gives you an outline of the Phonics scheme we use from the website 'Twinkl'
I have also uploaded posters of the actions for each of the sounds in Phases 2 & 3, the letter formation patters (rhymes) we say to support children's formation of each letter when writing and the 'families' that these letters are put into for our handwriting practice.
The family groups consist of letters which use the same writing shapes as a basis to form each letter in that group.
As stated in the Phonics scheme information document, each sound has its own matching song. Below are audios for all of the songs for each sound learnt in Phases 2 & 3. Now you can sing along at home whenever you want!
Cockles and Mussels.wav
Dance to Your Daddy.wav
Five Little Speckled Frogs.wav
Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.wav
Here We Go Looby Loo.wav
Hop Little Bunnies.wav
I Saw Three Ships.wav
If You_re Happy and You Know It.wav
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.wav
Old King Cole.wav
One Man Went to Mow.wav
Polly Put the Kettle On.wav
She_ll Be Coming Round the Mountain.wav
The Wheels on the Bus.wav
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.wav
Baa Baa Black sheep
Black Velvet Band.wav
Blow the Man Down.wav
Do You Know the Muffin Man.wav
Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice.wav
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.wav
Hickory Dickory Dock.wav
I See the Moon.wav
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.wav
Merrily We Roll Along.wav
My Black Hen.wav
One, Two, Three, Four, Five.wav
Pease Porridge Hot.wav
Skye Boat Song.wav
The Animals Went in Two by Two.wav
The Drunken Sailor.wav
The Farmers in His Den.wav
The Grand Old Duke of York.wav
The Gypsy Rover.wav
The Hokey Cokey.wav
Three Blind Mice.wav
For more information about how we teach Phonics at Quinton, please head to our curriculum page and click on ‘English’ and then ‘Phonics’.