Glebefields Primary School

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Mrs Lowe and Mrs Corns would like to start by saying a big thank you for choosing  Glebefields to be part of your child’s first experiences of school we are excited to start an incredible journey with you in Reception. We understand that this is a big milestone for both you and your child, and we are honoured to be part of this important stage in their education. We understand that starting school can be an emotional time for both you and your child. Please rest assured that our experienced and caring staff are here to provide a safe and welcoming environment for your child to settle in, grow, and thrive.

Our main goal in Reception is to create a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can thrive and develop their skills and knowledge. Play pays a huge part in creating a stimulating and experiential learning environment enabling children to explore, experiment, and develop those important social and cognitive skills. Therefore, we provide a variety of play-based activities and experiences to support their development covering all aspects of the EYFS framework. At Glebefields we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework, which sets out the standards and requirements that all early years providers, including schools, must meet.

The EYFS Framework is divided into seven areas of learning, which we focus on in Reception:

  1. Communication and Language: We encourage children to express themselves effectively, actively participate in conversations, and develop their vocabulary.
  2. Physical Development: Through activities like outdoor play and structured physical education lessons, we aim to develop your child's coordination, control, and overall physical wellbeing.
  3. Personal, Social, and Emotional Development: We foster a warm and inclusive atmosphere where children learn to interact positively with others, build friendships, and develop a strong sense of self.
  4. Literacy: Your child will be immersed in a rich literacy environment, filled with stories, imaginative play, and opportunities to develop their reading and writing skills.
  5. Mathematics: We introduce foundational mathematical concepts through hands-on activities, games, and exploratory play, helping your child develop a strong understanding of numbers, shapes, patterns, and measurement.
  6. Understanding the World: Through various topics and projects, we explore the world around us, including different cultures, environments, and communities.
  7. Expressive Arts and Design: We promote creativity and self-expression through art, music, dance, role-play, and other creative outlets.

To support your child's learning, we kindly ask that you:

-Ensure your child is punctual and attends school regularly. This will ensure they receive consistent learning experiences and are able to fully engage in the curriculum.

-Encourage and support your child's learning at home. Reading with your child regularly, engaging in conversations, and practicing basic numeracy skills are simple yet effective ways to enhance their progress.

-Communicate with us. We value your input and encourage you to share any concerns, questions, or important information regarding your child's wellbeing or education. This partnership is essential for your child's success.

-Check their school bags regularly for any letters, updates, or homework tasks. Your involvement and support play a pivotal role in your child's educational journey.

We look forward to working closely with you and your child throughout this exciting year. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via dojo or speak with us at the gate or door.

Once again, a warm welcome to Reception!