Welcome to Reception's Web Pages

A very committed staff team, all working together as a unit, very keen to develop and constantly striving to move things forward. 



'Teaching is good. A particular strength is the way adults continually monitor children’s learning, intervening to help them think through their ideas with a good balance of questions and information. This develops children’s understanding well, extends their vocabulary and ensures that they are engaged and interested by the activities. This maximises their learning.'  Ofsted 2015
We have a wonderful team of committed adults who work incredibly hard to provide the children with an exciting, stimulating and fun experience in the Early Years Department.  As this is a very important stage of your child’s life, we work hard to establish learning habits into the children that will enable them to progress throughout their school life. 
The support of parents is vital to our work at SMFR and we value any input parents, children or other stake-holders would be willing to share with us.  Please feel free to talk to your child’s class teacher about any issues or ideas you may have. We use Tapestry to have an ongoing dialogue with parents so they can see how their child is doing at school and we can see how they are doing at home.
The children will learn through a wide range of topics over the course of the year and we strive to make the topics as child-led as possible, therefore from time to time the topics can be different to the overview we publish. 
We assess the children against the early learning goals in 17 areas of learning:
Home Learning is sent home via a 'bingo board' of activities where the children can choose an activity to do each week. These are then uploaded to Tapestry or brought in to be celebrated. Towards the end of the year the children will get home learning books where they will begin their transition to year one and how the home learning is completed as they progress through the school. They will begin to receive this on a Thursday to be handed in the following Tuesday each week in the Summer Term.
Reading at home with your child is one of the most important ways you can support your child’s learning throughout the curriculum.  Therefore, it remains vitally important that you read with your child at home and discuss their reading as much as possible.  Reading at home does not always have to be the school reading book; it could be a book they have at home, a comic or part of a newspaper (First News is a child-friendly paper). If your child read another book other than their reading book, it is really helpful to note this in the child’s reading record so the class teacher can see how the child is doing at home with their reading.
As children in Early Years are very young, it is suggested that they are provided with a spare change of clothes that is kept at school. All uniform and PE kit (including shoes) should be clearly labelled with the child’s name. The children are provided with fruit and free milk is available for the children before they turn 5 years old. 
 We would like to thank you for your support throughout the term