Our Early Years Aims
Our aim for the children in our Early Years setting is that they become confident, caring and respectful young people whose creativity and inquisitiveness is nurtured and enhanced through our Early Years Curriculum. We help our children to develop a love of learning by offering memorable learning experiences, a language rich environment and most importantly an enjoyable place to learn. Please enjoy our class pages (Class 1, Nursery and Class 2, Reception) to find out more!
Meet the team
Welcome to Class 2, our Reception class. Our teacher is Miss Rooke. Class teacher – Support is Miss Wall. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Wilson and Mr Patey
Our Class Charter
Our class promises are decided by the children in our class. They are the rules and values that they think are most important to help our class be the best it can.
We offer a range of different activities to help our Early Years children grow and learn. Our children enjoy direct teaching of English and Maths skills, teacher led challenges to excite and inspire them, as well as the opportunity to develop and extend their thinking and learning through continuous provision, where they lead the play. The challenges and play on offer are based around our half termly topics and book hooks, which are further complemented by activities inspired by the children’s interests.
Please click on the link below to see our curriculum in more detail.
Book hooks and 5-a-day
We really value reading at South Stanley Infant and Nursery, and know the positive impact reading for pleasure has on your child’s future achievements. That is why we read the same ‘book hook’ 5 times a day, every day. This helps the children to get to know these carefully chosen stories inside out! They learn the repeated refrains, new vocabulary, get excited when anticipating events in the story. It enables them to know the book well enough to talk about it with their friends and to use this story knowledge in their play, recreating and innovating new tales of their own!
Book bags and Homework
All of our children are provided with a book bag and reading record, which we ask parents to sign and comment in so we can see how the children are progressing at home.
We ask that ALL Reception children bring their book bag to school every MONDAY. The children choose a story book to take home and enjoy for the week – this is their ‘reading for pleasure’ book and can be enjoyed as many times as you like.
Reception children are also given a ‘phonics’ homework book, which is for reading to you – please remind your children to ‘say the sounds, read the word’. They will bring their book bags home again on Tuesday. We ask that you also send the book bag back to school for a quick check in on Thursday. We will read your comments and see if any additional help is needed and send it back the same day.
We expect our children to read their phonic book to you 5 times throughout the week, with a minimum of 3 times, and there is more information in their reading record about this and possible comments you might make. Please sign the reading record every time you listen to your child read.
On THURSDAY we send home a homework challenge. There will be an English phonics and reading challenge and a maths challenge linked to the teaching that week. These short activities are all about what your child is finding out about in school, so you are more connected to and able to be more informed and involved in their learning.
We always love to hear from home, and ask that parents send in ‘WOW’ stars to share celebrations and achievements outside of school (we provide the stars – please ask for more if you have run out!). We share these ‘WOW moments’ with all the children and display the stars in class.
Our children enjoy a range of teacher led challenges and child led learning and play, and we think you’ll agree, they certainly are having fun
Please click on the links below to see Class 2’s newsletters.
Useful information and links
If you would like to know more about Class 2 or would like further information about our school, please see your child’s teacher or ring the school office on 01207 232445.