How do we celebrate our children’s achievements?
Each week, we celebrate the hard work and efforts of all our children through Friday Celebration Assembly. Teachers identify 3 children who have either made progress towards targets, worked consistently hard or completed an outstanding piece of work to become the ‘star of the week’.
Through our house system, all children, in every class can earn house points which go towards an individual awards certificate. The house that earns the most number of points each term receives a ‘House Reward’.
When children follow our class rules they are rewarded with a pompom in their own individual basket. We call these ‘warm and fuzzies’ because the children are creating a warm and fuzzy feeling by remembering to be kind, remembering to tidy up and remembering to use walking legs and quiet voices inside. If they do some really good work or show progress we also reward with a warm and fuzzy. Towards the end of the year, Reception children start to use house points so that they are ready for year 1.
What are the homework expectations for my child?
We hope that children are able to share a book at home each night and record that reading in their yellow reading record books. We also inform parents about the phonic sounds and tricky words that they have learnt each week and hope that parents help them to learn these at home as well. Number opportunities can be found in everyday life, laying the table, counting the stairs etc.
Towards the end of the year Reception will start to bring spellings home so that they are year 1 ready.
There are useful links about how to support your child at home in the phonics, reading, writing and maths sections of our website.
What does my child need to bring to school?
Reading books and reading record books should be in school every day. In cold and wet weather, children need a waterproof coat as we go outside a lot. It is useful if they can keep a pair of named wellies in school as well. It is helpful if children also have a change of clothes. Reception children need a named PE kit (daps/trainers, black shorts, black or blue jogging bottoms and school, red t-shirt) in school every day.
If your child is still in nappies or potty training please supply all that we need for changing them.