Although the children are only moving to the classroom next door, we understand that it can be quite a big change for such a small child, so we try to make the transition as stress-free as possible for our pupils. With a similar adjustment period to the Nursery, the children are supported in their transition into Reception.
Pupils continue to enjoy play times in the same playground as before, maintaining some familiarity as they move up the school. Although the classroom environment changes physically, pupils continue to experience free-flow activities between the inside and outside of the classroom and are encouraged to learn through play. It is this mixture of independently led and planned activities that allow the children to grow into independent thinkers.
In the Summer Term, we encourage children to cultivate an understanding of their surroundings by tending to the plants that we grow in our playground. Helping plants and vegetables to grow is a great way for children to begin to understand the world around them; active learning is a core value throughout the school.
Sometimes we even invite minibeasts to come and stay in our Reception class! Anything from caterpillars to butterflies can enter our playground and when they do, we care for them! Feeding them fresh fruit daily and writing diaries about their growth and development, it is an excellent way for children to begin to understand growth and change.
Reception Shape Hunt
Reception's First Chick Hatching!