Welcome to Panda Class
Nursery and Reception
Our Early Years Foundation Stage children in Nursery and Reception work as a team together.
Welcome to Team Panda’s!
Our teacher in Team Panda’s is Miss Ripton and we also have Mrs Higginson and Miss Hague who work in the classroom.
Every morning we come into class, self-register and get straight into areas of provision to kick start our learning for the day. Parents are invited into the classroom until 9am. We then come together as a class and do the days of the week song, the weather and our very important check-in!
After we have completed our morning tasks we have a Literacy session as a team and read our story of the week. We also have a Phonics and a Numeracy session every day. As reading is so fun, we also come together at the end of the day to read our story of the week again. Miss Ripton leads a PE lesson every week for Reception and we are also very lucky to have our own ‘wild area’ at school so we have a Forest Schools session every week too! Mrs Oldfield visits us every Wednesday for a music lesson and we are also very lucky to have Mrs Ruddle in school to help us with our French.
Our classroom has lots of provision which is always there for us to use. There are areas set up in the classroom to focus on the prime and specific areas of learning, such as the small world, block, sand and creative areas. It is very important that we get to explore our classroom and have time to learn through play and our teachers ask us lots of questions and make observations of our learning. They look out for our interests and then enhance our provision in the classroom to help us discover more about the world around us and challenge our thinking.
We have a great space outdoors too and we all have the opportunity to explore this area throughout the day, so don’t forget your wellies and waterproof coat! There is always lots to do outside from digging, building, exploring water and enjoying learning about our natural world. Whatever the weather we will have lots of adventures outside.
As mentioned, the staff working in the unit will be very busy observing the learning that is taking place and spending lots of time interacting with the children. Although the Early Years Curriculum has changed and there is now no need to officially ‘record’ observations, we do strongly believe it is important to share your child’s precious journey with you. Therefore, we will capture any special or ‘wow’ moments in Nursery and Reception and record these on an app called SeeSaw.
We are really excited about the year ahead – please follow our learning adventures on the school’s Twitter account (@CamblesSchool)
If you can spare any time to come into the setting to help with baking, reading or even just to spend time with the children learning in the setting please let us know. It is important that time is spent at home every day reading and practising sounds and tricky words to help us with our reading so that we can become great readers and writers.
As always, thank you for your continued support in your child’s journey through school and please do ask any questions you may have, no matter how big or small!