At Worplesdon, we have an experienced Early Years Team who strive to meet the needs of all children in our setting. We enjoy a free-flow approach where children have access to both indoor classrooms and our outdoor classroom for a large proportion of the day. We teach using a balance of adult led activities and through embracing children’s interests and learning styles by working with them on learning of their own choosing to support and extend this.
Early Years Aims
In Early Years we aim to:
- Plan fun and challenging activities across the curriculum;
- Develop good relationships with parent/carers to support children’s learning;
- Develop independence skills to their full potential;
- Plan topics that engage the children's interests;
- Create an exciting and stimulating environment for learning.
and above all:
- Ensure all children settle happily into school and have a positive start to their school career.
Who Are the Teachers
Mrs Pickering (SNTA)
Miss Ware (Class Teacher)
Mrs Weller (HLTA)
Important Things to Know
P.E. kits are expected to always be in school. P.E. lessons are on Mondays.
P.E. kits should contain grey tracksuit bottoms.
Please do not send your child to school wearing earrings on P.E. days.
Each week throughout the year, children will be sent home with a sound book containing:
- Four new phonics sounds;
- Tricky word sets;
- Number cards.
Please use these to practise at home.
For further support there will be a curriculum evening in the Autumn term and support packs in the Autumn and Summer term with ideas for making learning fun at home.
Reading books are changed on a Monday and Friday and will only be changed if the previous books have been returned.
The reading scheme that KS1 follow is Jolly Phonics. The School uses a wide variety of reading schemes that directly link with the National Bookband Scheme.
Please read each book at least twice with your child and write a brief comment in their diary.
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Children are asked to bring in a few pieces of fruit or vegetables to be shared at snack time. Please note we ask for only fruit or vegetables which can be cut up easily. Please refer to our Reception handbook received on new parents evening for details.
If there are any questions or concerns, please talk to Reception staff at the beginning or end of the day. Please remember to wait at the gate at the far end of Reception before and after school until the classroom doors are opened. We also ask that our outdoor classroom is not used by Reception children or siblings after school, particularly the bikes and cars.
New to Reception
Please see separate New to Reception page.
Please see the long term planning to see in detail what is taught in each term and how as a parent / carer you can support your child.