Welcome to Reception Green!


In Early Years, it is through our play that we learn all we need to know. Early Years education is a vital part in your child’s development to ensure they are developing in a safe, secure and happy environment. Our children are given opportunities to investigate and explore a vast range of activities and experiences and are encouraged to develop their independency.

In Reception we follow the Early Years curriculum which is split into seven areas of learning.

There are 3 prime areas of learning:

- Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

- Communication and Language 

- Physical development 

There are four specific areas of learning:

- Literacy

- Mathematics

- Understanding the World

- Expressive Arts and Design 

We teach these areas through a balance of focused tasks with an adult and through structured play within the areas of the classroom, activity area and outdoor area, which are enhanced with activities relating to our topic and the children’s interest.

Class of 2021- Our Memories

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It's Coming Home!

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Tonacliffe's Got Talent Auditions

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'There's a worm at the bottom of the garden' - Sign and Sing

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Wormery Excitement!

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The children enjoyed watching worms burrow in the wormery- they were incredibly engaged and keep checking on the worms regularly.

We've made a wormery!

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Field Fridays

DT Topic Pulleys

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We were fascinated by our new additions to Green Class today... Tadpoles!!

Forest Friday! We built dens, tied knots, made bird feeders and picked up lots and lots of litter! We want to look after the woodland to protect the animals, creatures and the environment, whilst making it a safe place for us to explore.

World Down Syndrome Day 2021

Tonacliffe Hair Salon is open for business!

RSPB The Big Garden Bird Watch 29th- 31st January 2021. Join the fun!

Look at the birds visiting Mrs Clutterbuck's garden (Photo credit to Mr C, he is the photographer!)

Remote Learning Timetable week commencing 25.01.21

Phonics week commencing 25.01.21 (interactive PowerPoints/ videos)

Literacy week commencing 25.01.21 (Oak Learning recorded lessons/recorded story video)
Mathematics week commencing 25.01.21 (recorded lessons)
Handwriting (recorded lessons)

Story Times 

Recorded story sessions with your teachers

Previous Learning

We will store previous phonics and mathematics learning here. Please feel free to revisit and rehearse prior learning. 'Over learning' is an important part of learning in the early years, the more we revisit previously taught skills and have the opportunity to rehearse them, the more likely they are to be stored in our long term memory. 

Phonics Remote Learning week beginning 11th January 2021

Phonics Phase 2 week beginning 11.01.21

Library day is Thursday. Please make sure your child brings their book back to school to exchange every Thursday. 

Your child now has their school reading book (very exciting!). Please ensure that they bring their reading books into school each day. Your child will read at least once a week with an adult in school. Reading books can be changed on Monday and Friday only. This enables to ensure books have been quarantined between exchanges. 

Thank you and HAPPY READING!

Homework is handed out on a Friday to be returned to school on Wednesday. Thank you. 
PE Day is Tuesday. Please send your child in their PE kit

Reception Baseline- information for parents

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