Welcome to Reception class page

Jules

EYFS Lead/Somalia Class Teacher

Irene

Ghana Class Teacher

Lily

Nigeria Class Teacher

Buckiesha

Reception is led by Jules and we have three amazing classes at Rushey Green.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is made up of seven areas of learning. Three Prime areas, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. Then four Specific areas, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

None of these areas can be delivered in isolation from the others. They are equally important and depend on each other. All areas are delivered through a balance of adult led and child-initiated activities.

A big part of our learning is through sensory play. Sensory play gives the children the freedom to explore a huge range of experiences through touch, smell, hearing, seeing and hopefully not too much taste! Reception children can often take their messy play further by using it to build complex pretend words, develop language and early mark-making skills, and explore their creativity.  These activities often engage the children the most as they are fun and are open ended to all the learning opportunities we provide. Therefore, when your child comes home with a tiny bit of paint or mud on them, it actually means they have had a great day and developed their learning further. (Please note we do provide aprons and children are actively encouraged to wear them though)

Hopefully, one of the biggest achievements your child will make is learning to write their name. It is also one of our proudest moments when they achieve this. At Rushey Green we follow the phonics programme ‘Little Wandle’ which is a systematic approach for teaching children to read using their phonic knowledge.

At Rushey Green, we love to visit places linked to our topics that we cover over the course of the year. As the children are still quite young, we do appreciate as much support as we can from parents/carers to help us out on these trips. So, if you are able to help us please don’t be shy in volunteering, we really can’t do them without you!

We work hard in reception throughout the year, so that we are prepared to carry on our journey into Year 1. To make sure we are ready, we take home a book from our class library everyday as well as a ‘home reading’ book twice a week that WE read to our parents/carers.

In reception we enjoy being active and take part in a PE session once a week with our class teachers. It’s really important that we practice our undressing and dressing skills at home before we start school so that we can change for our lesson independently. It really helps us if our parents/carers buy us trainers or plimsoles with velcro as its quite difficult for most of us to tie our shoe laces!  We leave our PE kit in a named bag in school so that we always have it and then we never have to miss out! (These are then taken home every half term to be washed)

As you can see, we are a very busy year group who never stop learning. Our highlight of the year though must be our Christmas production. Every child has a role, be it singing, dancing, acting or narrating. We say it every year, but I know one day we will see one of our amazing reception children treading the boards in a West End Show! (Let’s just hope they remember us then!)

Thank you for taking an interest in our year group page.  If you have any questions about anything you have read, please contact Jules at admin@rusheygreen.lewisham.sch.uk

Have a great day!