Welcome to Reception Class
Mrs Isherwood is the teacher and Mrs Middlehurst is the teaching assistant.
There are 27 children in the Reception Class.
We are a self contained classroom with access to outside provision and our own toilets.
We have a selection of healthy snacks and fruit available for the children to snack on each day and they have access to fresh water whenever they need it.
At Brookfield Community Primary School we want children to enjoy their first years at school and in our EYFS we provide a safe, caring, inclusive environment where children can learn and grown in all areas of their development.
In Reception class we use the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage as the basis of their curriculum. We plan for children to develop skills in the ‘prime areas’ of learning; Communication and language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development. We also plan for the ‘specific areas’ of learning; Literacy, Maths, Understanding the world and Expressive Art and Design. The Characteristics of Learning: Playing and exploring, Active learning, Creating and thinking critically are also at the core of our assessment. This provide us with an insight into the different ways in which children learn thus enabling us to provide an environment which ensures these varied types of learning occur. When the characteristics of learning are present solid learning takes place. The skills and knowledge the children develop through the following the curriculum helps them to make progress towards achieving ‘The Early Learning Goals’ and gaining a ‘Good Level of Development’ at the end of Reception which will give them a good start as they enter Key Stage 1.
In EYFS we recognise the value of both the indoor and outdoor classroom. The children have free access to a wide range of resources in our continuous provision areas which are equipped to promote the children’s imaginative and creative skills. The children are also encouraged to work together to develop their own ideas and use their problem-solving skills to challenges.
When planning the curriculum, the children’s needs are paramount. We plan activities and lessons to ensure all children are able to make progress towards the Early Learning Goals. In addition to this, we evaluate previous learning in order to identify next steps in learning.
Our aim is that our children leave the Reception class with a love of learning, growing independence and are prepared to start the National Curriculum in Year 1.
Mrs T Isherwood - May 2019