It's lovely to welcome everybody to this new school year. In Reception, we aim to provide a happy, secure, friendly and stimulating environment in which your children can develop and grow. We hope to be able to work together to build on and extend their developing interests, skills and experiences. We believe that through first-hand experiences children can meet challenges, make decisions and think creatively and critically. We are committed to working in partnership with parents: by working together, we can enhance learning.
Play and Exploration is a fundamental within our Reception classes. It means children are able to choose activities where they can engage with other children or adults or sometimes play alone. During these activities the children will learn by first-hand experiences; by actively ‘doing’ as well as through scaffolding and modelling by adults. We will provide them with sufficient space, both indoors and outdoors, time and choice with a range of activities. There will be a good variety of planned and prepared activities by the teachers, as well as allowing time for the children to initiate their own learning. Our environment will enable children to try things out and make sense of relationships, allowing all children to fulfil their potential.