Happy Hedgehogs play and learn…
And then we tidy up
Welcome to Hedgehogs!
In class Miss Stower is your class teacher and Mrs Smyth and Miss Scott will also be working in your class this year.
This is the year that your child becomes ‘school-ready’; developing their independence, confidence, resilience and curiosity. It is an exciting time as your child’s time at primary school begins.
This year your child will continue to learn by doing things for themselves, by exploring and investigating, watching and listening, talking and discussing, creating and communicating.
The Reception Year is the final stage of the Early Years Curriculum and your child will continue to study the seven areas of learning: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.
These areas of learning work alongside each other and most of the time your child will be learning all seven areas of learning together, so if your child spends most of their time in the sand area there’s no need for concern! They will be covering all kinds of important learning; working with different materials, shapes, quantity and volume, creating imaginative worlds, feeling different textures, and even developing motor skills and strength for writing!
Your child will be extremely busy playing and learning in Hedgehogs Class. They may be exhausted and perhaps a bit grumpy when they come home! If they do not want to talk about their day straight away, don’t worry, they will gradually let you into their new world as time goes by. Play and learning can also be very messy, as your child will be learning both inside the classroom with sand, water, paint, but also in the outdoors with mud, leaves etc. so you can expect some dirty clothes at the end of the day!
Your child will be informally observed throughout their time in Reception. These observations will be used to assess your child’s learning. You can help with this too by making simple informal observations at home. You can write WOW Moments or Magic Moments that can be added to your child’s Learning Journey.
If you have, any worries or concerns please let a member of staff know about them. By talking concerns through together, we can all benefit and learn more about your child.