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CARLE (Reception)

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We are named after the author Eric Carle who wrote the book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


In this class you will find Miss Ford and Miss Haigh and we are both extremely excited to meet you all and spend lots of time with you! We will be having lots of fun and learning new and interesting things. We will have the chance to explore the rest of reception and meet lots of new friends whilst we are at school.


Conker Painting!

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Key Person System

A key person is a member of staff who has responsibility for a group of children and helps those children feel safe and cared for. This role is extremely important within an EYFS setting and involves the key person in responding sensitively to children's feelings and behaviours and meeting emotional needs by supporting the child's well-being. The key person is a familiar figure who is accessible and available as a point of contact for parents and builds relationships with the child and parents or carers. Whilst I (Miss Ford) will have overall responsibility for children's learning and development in Carle Class, your child's Key Person will play an essential role in this too.

Reception Class Curriculum meeting

We hope that your children have had a wonderful start to the year and have settled well into their new class. The team are thrilled to invite you along to a curriculum workshop where we will share information about the Early Years Curriculum, how children learn in the Early Years, how we support learning at Sharp Lane Primary School and ways in which you can support at home. The dates for these sessions are: Thursday 20th September at 3:30pm or Monday 24th September at 9am. We look forward to seeing you at one of these.

How we learn in Early Years

In Early Years we recognise children as competent and capable learners born with inquisitive minds. Listening to the children's curiosities and interests is a key method through which we are able to interact, scaffold and co construct learning alongside the children, creating a learning environment in which children flourish into confident inquisitive explorers and reflective learners. Throughout the year the children's learning in Reception Class will reflect this 'community of learners' approach where children's interests are the basis for future learning and explorations. This alongside discrete teaching sessions of key skills in Phonics and Maths will support the children in becoming independent and motivated learners.