Reception Class - Miss Soutar

Reception Class - Miss Soutar

Welcome to Reception's class page! In Reception, we work together to ensure all the children are happy, engaged, supported and challenged. We promote independence and a love of learning, where each day consists of a balance of child initiated and adult led activities (including carpet sessions such as phonics, maths, R.E. and circle time). We champion the characteristics of effective learning throughout everything we do and love to celebrate children's achievements. The children will join in lots of songs and games to encourage them to become part of a ‘team’. We are very lucky to have Miss Clark who supports the children's learning every day here in Reception class, alongside the teacher Miss Soutar.

In Reception we love to explore and learn in exciting ways. Our classroom helps us to engage with a variety of activities and access all seven areas of the curriculum. It is set up into specific areas, where children learn through play and where adults can support and extend their learning. 

Children's views and interests are very important to us at Our Lady's and we strive make the classroom a fun and exciting place to be! 

Our classroom is split into the following areas, both inside and outside, which link with current topics and the children's current learning and interests: 

A Maths area, with resources linked to number, shape, space and measure.

A Literacy area, with phonics resources and mark making materials to support and encourage children to become readers and writers.

A Prayer area, where children come to reflect, learn and engage in an activity linked with our current R.E. topic. 

An inviting reading area, which has a range of books and magazines for children to access throughout the day and promote the love of reading. 

A role play area which changes each term. This can be linked to the current topic or a particular interest of the children within the class. This area allows childrne to develop their story-telling and personal and social skills, as well as having lots of fun!

A workshop area where children have access to a range of tools and materials where they make their own creations and masterpieces. In our workshop area we learn new skills and we "think it, plan it, make it!" 

A construction area which is changed termly.

An investigation/ 'Think Tank' area for children to explore, make observations about the world and test out ideas.

A playdough area for children to develop their creativity and fine motor skills.

 A small world area where children get to explore all parts of their imagination through magical figures, castles, wooden blocks and natural resources.

A sand and water area where children can explore different concepts through a variety of tools and resources. 

A large scale construction area where children can make large scale models using wood, crates, pipes and boxes. 

We are looking forward to a year full of new adventures, first hand experiences and exciting learning together!

Please click here to see a welcome video from your new teachers, Miss Soutar and Miss Clark

Please click the download below to view a powerpoint explaining all about what to expect when you start in Reception Class in September.



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