Welcome to Swallowfield Reception
Our ‘Reception’ classes are for our children who are in their first year of more formalised education year, from when they start school until they enter Year 1 in the September after they are 5.
The early years of a child’s life are an important stage when the foundations for future development are established. At school, in the reception classes, we foster the child’s own interests and offer activities that extend, enrich and develop potential. Activities and first hand experiences are the key to learning and lay the foundations for their further education.
Young children learn as they play. Attitudes, skills and knowledge are acquired as the child strives to understand his world.
Teacher – Mrs Cresswell
Teacher – Mrs Harris (Monday – Thursday)
LSAs in Ash – Mrs Ford and Mrs Candelon
Teacher in Elm/School Pastoral Lead – Mrs Garratt
Teacher in Elm – Mrs Davies (Thursday – Friday)
LSA in YRBM – Ms Mann
For your information
Click the links below to see what we will be doing over this academic year.
Celebrate your children’s achievements at home with us using the following template: home celebration recording template
Access to the NumBots early Maths support app can be accessed on your computer by following the link: https://play.numbots.com/#/intro
Common Exception Words/Red Words are shared in the following order to support children’s early recognition of phonically irregular words:
Parent support for Read Write Inc letter sounds and digraphs:
Please find the formation rhymes for the letter sounds below in a document kindly produced by Miss Harding. Please note that since this document was created the set 1 sounds teaching order has changed slightly. All the digraphs (2 letters, 1 sound) are now taught after all the alphabet singular sounds have been taught.