Welcome to Reception
In Reception we have an enthusiastic team who are dedicated to making each child’s first year of school a positive and successful start to their school life.
Poland Class Teachers: Mrs James and Mrs Warren.
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Blowfield and Mrs Macdonald
United Kingdom Class Teacher: Mrs Wright
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Howes and Mrs Blowfield
After ensuring a smooth transition, which includes home visits, visits to previous settings, drop in and taster sessions, our popular Ready Steady Go picnic and a staggered start, children begin their exciting Reception Year in school.
We provide a stimulating environment where the children can play and engage in their learning and they are supported by the staff as they explore the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Our Storytelling approach enables children to learn and retell key stories through story-mapping, story-stepping and lots of role-play and creative activities. This approach sets children on their way to becoming fabulous storytellers and writers! Helicopter stories are used to encourage children to tell us their own stories which are then acted out by the class.
Many of the wonderful learning moments and next steps are captured using photographs, films and written observations. These are uploaded onto the children’s individual on-line Learning Journey (Tapestry) which parents access at home. We encourage comments and observations from home and understand that parental engagement is key to a child’s learning and development.
Curriculum Overviews from September 2020
Home Learning from September 2020
Reception - September 2021
Choosing the first school to for your child to is an important decison. To help you we have made a brief film which gives you a snapshot of indoor and outdoor life in the Reception Classes. We will be hosting live Zoom sessions on:
- Wednesday 25th November – 9.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
- Wednesday 9th December – 9.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
The sessions will give you an opportunity to find out about the school and to ask any questions. If you would like to atttend a session please contact Ms. Rachel Hale, PA to Headteacher at: Rhale@stephen-freeman.oxon.sch.uk