Welcome to Reception
Thank you for visiting the Reception class page. This is where you will find lots of information about Reception including; homework and events and your child's individual class learning. We regularly update these pages so please check weekly for important information.
Many of you have already met me but I would like to take this opportunity to re-introduce myself and welcome you all to Reception. I am the Early Years Leader and am always around in the morning if you need to see me. You will normally find me outside Blue Class (RWT)
The Early Years at Hall Green has an amazing team of Teachers and Teaching Assistants who work incredibly hard to support and promote the welfare and learning of your children. We are a very friendly bunch and we are always happy to help! The first port of call will be the class teacher as they know your child well. If you need anything further please feel free to speak to me. I am always around in the mornings and after school if you need to see me. I do teach Wednesday to Friday. You will normally find me outside Blue Class (RWT).
Mrs Kathryn Tilbury
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), our Reception classes, we use a ‘hands on’ approach to learning, encouraging the children to explore, investigate, problem solve and creatively explore their surroundings.
We endeavour to provide you with the necessary information you will need to work in partnership with the school so that together we can make your child’s experience a full and exciting one and establish a sound foundation on which to build their future life in education. We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life and we aim to support them to fulfil their potential.
In Reception it is important to support your child to learn to read. As such we suggest that much of the homework you do with your child should be helping them to learn the sight words sent home in their reading folders and to hear them read throughout the week to develop their phonics and sight vocabulary. Please remember to complete the Reading Record Diary to show this has happened. We would also ask that you continue to help your child practise their phonic skills using the information and activities provided in the handbook you received at the beginning of the academic year.
After Christmas, each half term the children will be given homework relating to their next topic.
We will put a list of suggested activities for you to do at home. Over the half term, you and your child can choose to do as few or as many of these as you would like. As a guide, you might like to do one per fortnight. Your child can record it any way you choose – photographs, drawing, writing etc. Please send a completed activity in to school so the teacher can share and enjoy your child’s home learning.
As we are an eco-friendly school we do not provide children with a paper copy of homework. You will need to print this out at home. If you do not have access to a printer, please let your child's teacher know so that they can provide you with a copy.