Our theme this half term is ‘Caring for our Environment’ By the end of this term your child will have a deeper understanding of what it means to look after our environment. To support us with our learning we will use the book ‘Tidy’ written by Emily Gravett. We will look closely at the world around us and develop our knowledge and understanding of the responsibility we have to ensure we care for our natural environment.
Early Years Helpful Hints and Tips
4 Children- ' What to Expect When' A Parents Guide
Top Talking Tips for Parents
Communication is Vital - Speech and Language Video
Change 4 Life - Healthy living tips and benefits for you and your kids
Smartie the Penguin - An e-safety story for 3-7 year olds
Welcome to Reception!
At Manley Park Primary School we believe children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. We recognise that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. In Reception we explore and build on what the children know and can do. We encourage them to actively challenge themselves, developing positive attitudes towards learning.
The Learning Environment
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers. We provide a rich and varied environment which supports children’s learning and development. It gives them the confidence to explore and learn in secure and safe, yet challenging, indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Early Years Foundation Stage classrooms are organised to allow children to independently explore and learn securely and safely.
Each classroom is organised into areas of continuous provision that are displayed and maintained to support children’s experiences as independent learners.
Both the Nursery and Reception children have continuous access to an area of outdoor provision.
Outdoor learning is valued across the Early Years Foundations Stage.
Come and see our wonderful Reception learning environment
Learning and Development
Autumn 1: Theme - All about me (diversity). EI Value - being respectful
Autumn 2: Theme - Celebrations and Festivals (values and perceptions). EI Value - being understanding
Spring 1: Theme - Friendship and Fairness (social justice). EI Value - being compassionate
Spring 2: Theme - Caring for our environment (sustainable development). EI Value - being responsible
Summer 1: Theme - People who help us (interdependence). EI Value - being patient
Summer 2: Theme - Changes (aspirations). EI Value - being positive
Children develop and learn in different ways. In our nursery we teach children buy ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning development.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
In our EYFS we believe that the ways in which children engage with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically - underpin learning and development across all areas and support children remain effective and motivated learners. At Manley Park practitioners reflect on the different ways that children learn.
At Manley Park primary School we learn phonics through 'Letters and Sounds' in Nursery and Reception.
Look at the fun we have when we are learning!
Autumn Term 2017-18 & Spring Term 2017-18
Summer Term 2017-18
Come and join in the fun we have learning through play!
You are invited to come and share your child’s love of learning at the following Nursery and Reception Stay, Play and Learn sessions.
This year, we are introducing an exciting new way to record, track and share your child’s learning during their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We are using a secure, online learning journey called ‘Tapestry’. This will enable staff to take photographs, videos and make written observations of the significant learning your child does at school. You will then have access to this information by logging on with a secure username and password so you can celebrate this learning at home too. Parents/carers can also add their own photos and comments to the journal.
There will be an introduction meeting for Parents on Tapestry on the 15/10/18 at 9:15am at the infants.
This term our theme has been ‘All About Me’. We have been using the movie The Incredibles to support our learning. We have looked at our own super powers, our strengths, our weaknesses and how we overcome challenges.
As part of this learning we will be holding a Superhero Training Academy on Thursday 4th October. There will be a range of creative and physical challenges including face painting, cape making, and mask making and a bouncy castle obstacle course to test our physical skills. The training academy will be instead of a trip this term.
We would like to ask for a donation of £2 per child to cover the cost of the bouncy castle and resources for the training academy session. This will be payable on Parent Pay.
We are so excited about the day and hope you are too!
If you have any queries or questions about the day then please see a member of the Reception Team.
The Reception Team
RPB had their class assembly and they showcased all of the work that they have completed over the previous half term including some: magnificent maths, wonderful writing and delightful dancing. Photos of this can be seen below:
RFS had their assembly today and it covered a large range of subjects, including how they had some very special visitors... Photographs from the assembly can be seen below