Presentation on theme: "A People Place If this is not a place where tears are understood"— Presentation transcript:
1 A People Place If this is not a place where tears are understood If this is not a place where tears are understoodWhere can I go to cry?If this is not a place where my spirit can take wingWhere do I go to fly?If this is not a place where my questions can be askedWhere do I go to seek?If this is not a place where my feelings can be heardWhere do I go to speak?If this is not a place where you will accept me as I amWhere can I go to be?If this is not a place where I can try to learn and growWhere do I just be me?
2 Welcome to Uplands Primary School Reception class, September 2014
3 Aims of the meeting….To give general information about the Reception Class arrangements for September 2014.To provide an insight into the Reception Class aims and the way these are delivered on a daily basis.
4 Before starting school Every child will….Have the opportunity to attend 3 drop in sessionsHave the opportunity for a Home VisitComplete an ‘All About Me’In addition…Staff will liaise and visit Nursery / Preschools
5 Arrangements for September All children begin school on Wed 3rd SeptemberSchool gates open at 8:40 am. The school day begins at 8:50amChildren begin the school induction programme and are to be collected from the side gate at 12:15pm for the first week only. Then 1:30pm for the following three weeksChildren following the induction programme will be full time from Monday 29th September. (Collect at 3:10pm from the Reception class door)
6 Our Reception aims are to… build on children’s previous knowledge and skills by exploring their ideas and interestsprovide a caring, inspiring and challenging learning environmentencourage curiosity, independence and confidencevalue individuality and celebrate achievements
7 Key PersonEach child will be assigned a key person when they start schoolThe role of the key person is …….To ensure that every child feels settled and secureFor parents to discuss issues and share achievements
8 The Reception Curriculum (the seven areas of learning) 3 Prime areas and 4 Specific areas Communication and language (CL)Physical Development (PD)Personal, Social, Emotional, Development (PSED)Literacy (L)Mathematics (M)Understanding the world (UW)Expressive arts and design (EAD)
9 Delivering the curriculum Adult led activities (30%)Independent activities (20%)Child initiated activities (50%)
10 Child initiated activities. Both classroom and outside areas are split into different areas. Within each area, teachers will set out resources which provide opportunities for children to develop their knowledge and skills in all 7 areas of learningChildren are expected to choose where to work and decide what they will achieve from their learningChildren can freely move between areas enabling them to develop their independence as learnersChildren are expected to find and put away their own resources
11 The areas… Reading and Quiet area Number and Maths Investigation and WorldRoleplay and Small WorldConstructionWet and Messy areaCreative WorkshopGross and Fine Motor SkillsMark Making and Writing
12 2Build A Profile.Online profile using the class ipad to capture learning moments and achievementsOpportunity to send more regular reports of the children’s workOpportunity for parents to contribute more easily to the profile
13 The Foundation stage profile. Each child has a profile in the form of a Learning Journal2Build A ProfileThere are 17 targets in the profile.20% adult led assessments.80% child initiated assessments.Parents are actively encouraged to contribute to their child’s Learning Journal
14 General information about the Reception school day. 08:40-8:50 Kick start9:00- 9:15 Register introduction to day’s activities9:15-10:45 Adult led tasks/Child Initiated Learning time10:45-11:00 Number Rhymes/ActivitiesSnack time/ Break time with rest of school11:15-11:40 Phonics11:40-12:15 Story time12:15-1:15 Lunchtime1: Register1:20-2:45 Adult led tasks/Child Initiated Learning time2:45-3;10 Assembly/Home Time
15 Home support.Encourage your child to play co-operatively with other childrenEncourage your child to take responsibility for his/her own needs and possessions including book bags and lunch boxesPersuade your child to leave toys and comforter at homePlease show your child how to dress and undress ready for PE. Velcro or buckled shoes make it easier for your child to be independentHelp your child to use the toilet independentlyEncourage your child to tidy up toys, books and games after using themTalk and read with your child and encourage your child to talk with other children and adults.
16 What we would like from you. To support your child’s learning at homeTo keep us informed of any concerns or information that may affect your child’s learning and behaviour at schoolTo give support to our active PTATo encourage your child to practice good personal hygieneTo help your child to be independent when undressing and dressing for P.E. and when putting on their coatsTo prepare your child to feel secure when eating in the dining roomTo name all your child’s clothing
17 What you can expect from us…. Enthusiasm! We want to provide your children with the best education possible.An open door policy.