Welcome to Covent Garden, Hyde Park Corner and Green Park where we love to learn through play!
Meet the team:
We hope you have all had a fantastic summer and you are refreshed and ready to learn. We have lots planned this year and we hope you are as excited as we are for the year ahead.
On this web page we will be putting lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing in our class throughout the year.
Reception is a very important and exciting time for children and parents. We offer the children lots of opportunities to learn and explore through play within our continually changing provision areas (indoors and outdoors). The children will learn through a mixture of adult led and child initiated learning, both of which are as equally important in a child's development.
Our Learning this term
Our Topic this term is 'All About Me'
Opportunities are provided in the Reception classes for child initiated structured free play, as well as adult directed tasks that cover all seven areas of learning. For example, to enhance ‘Communication and Language’ skills children will be encouraged to take part in storytelling and role-play. As part of their ‘Physical Development’ children will be experimenting with space as well as handling a range of equipment safely and with control. In ‘Literacy’ children will be introduced to letter sounds through Phonics sessions and will begin to concentrate their efforts on building simple decodable words. The ‘Numeracy’ focus will be securing ordering, counting and numeral recognition up to 10 and beyond. There will also be a focus on investigating grouping and combining objects.
Please ensure that your PE kit is in school everyday, just in case. You will need to ensure you have an indoor and outdoor kit available each week. You do not want to miss out! If children are wearing earrings then please ensure they are removed before these days.
At Templars Academy, we believe that Parent partnerships are key to a successful early years’ experience for children and for them to gain the most out of their early education and reach expected levels of development.
Why are parent partnerships so important?
• Parents know their children best
• It helps the child to feel safe and secure while in the setting if they see that their parents feel comfortable there.
• To create a shared level of expectation
• To information share about new levels of development, any concerns and any new likes or dislikes
• To keep up to date with what is happening outside the setting, especially if the home situation may be causing problems for the child
• Parents can feel secure to seek advice, help and support should they need it
• To make transitions throughout the setting smooth
• Improve practice and outcomes for the children, ensuring every child has their full individual needs met.
We would like to set some stay and play dates for the first autumn half term.
We would like to offer different times during the day so parents can take part in reception and Nursery provision throughout the day.
• Friday 14th September 2018 9.00 – 9.45.
• Wednesday 26th September 2.15- 3.00.
• Wednesday 10th October 11.15-12.00
The Early Years Team
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