What is like to be in Reception Class?
Reception Class is a fun and exciting year where we inspire our youngest learners as they begin their journey at Divine Saviour.
We believe that children learn best through play. Play is serious work for our children – they challenge themselves, problem solve, work together, communicate, negotiate, develop an inquiring mind, express their ideas, imagine and most importantly laugh!
In Reception Class we love to jump in puddles, dig in the mud and explore the world using our garden kitchen area. Every day we immerse ourselves in different worlds and scenarios using the construction and open ended resources. We challenge ourselves by making obstacle courses and creating new games. We like to use our design and creative skills to create our own dressing up resources to enhance our story telling. Inside, we love to design and make things in our creative workshop, paint, draw or read quietly in our one of our cosy corners!
Every day we dance, sing and practice our counting. At first we learn a new sound each day and its action to help us learn to read and write. Later in the year we begin to write words and sentences. Alongside our child initiated ‘Busy Time’ sessions we have several ‘Listen and Learn’ carpet sessions where we learn new concepts and explore and widen our understanding of different curriculum areas. Most importantly, we learn to live like Jesus through love, truth and understanding!
Click here to access this year’s welcome pack.
Click here for our Reception room tour.
Click here to watch a short video about what it is like to be in our class.
At Divine Saviour we use Tapestry, our online learning journal system to share your child’s day to day learning. You can log into your learning journal by clicking below:
Early Adopter Status
Our school has decided to become an early adopter school and from this year we will be using the new early learning goals to assess your children at the end of their Reception year. The new goals and guidance can be found by clicking HERE.
Here is a lovely video about Early Number Sense and counting principles
Remote Learning for Reception Pupils
If your child is absent from school for Covid-19 related reasons please see our school's Remote Learning Plan for details of how we will be providing learning for your child.
The following weblinks can be used to find suitable educational materials and resources for children to cover a short term (48hr) absence from school: