"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world."
- Roald Dahl
Our key values underpin all we do at Seymour Park; we Respect, Care, and Grow.
Children in our Reception classes continue on their journey following the EYFS Framework. We provide opportunities for children to learn how to work, play, and co-operate with each other. They learn to share, to communicate, and to express their feelings, and develop their self-confidence. We encourage conversation and discussion throughout all areas of the curriculum; to enable the children to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations. We aim to ‘Hook’ our children into their learning using a range of high-quality books, which form the basis of our topics.
Phonics and Early Reading skills are an integral part of our curriculum and these are developed through daily whole class phonic sessions, following the Letters & Sounds program, and Guided Reading which is carefully linked with phonic knowledge.
A range of models and images are used to develop their mathematical understanding, which follows the White Rose Mastery approach.
Our community is a very important member of our school family and children in EYFS will focus on improving and developing our school grounds and the Centenary Garden.
"Something very magical can happen when you read a good book."
- J.K. Rowling
Our Reception Team
Miss G O’Gorman, Miss K Pollard and Miss S Bawa – Class teachers
Mrs S Afzal, Mrs L Kenny, Mrs B Chothia, Miss C Guest, Miss Maz & Mrs A Mughal – Teaching Assistants
ROG - Tuesday & Friday
RP - Monday & Wednesday
RB - Monday & Wednesday
PE will be outdoors and indoors. Children should come to school in their PE kit on their PE day and will wear it throughout the day. They will need to wear a Red PE T-Shirt, black jogging bottoms/leggings/shorts, trainers suitable for outdoors and their school jumper.
Your child needs a small book bag, preferably a school one as they fit perfectly in their trays. Due to limited space in the cloakrooms there is no space for big bags. Please make sure that your child brings their book bag to school every day, including their school reading book and yellow reading record.
We make reading a priority in school and aim to ensure that every child reads with an adult on a weekly basis. We value your support and encourage adults to share books (includng school reading books) with Reception children as often as possible. When you do this, it is good to focus on skills such as the correct holding of books and turining of pages, talking about the pictures and describing what is happening. As the year progresses, you can encourage your child to sound out (blend) words using the sounds that they have learnt in school. When you have shared a book with your child, please write a comment in the yellow reading record, so that the teachers will know they have read at home.