Being a Reception teacher is such a privilege. Watching children grow during their first year ‘big school’ is a joy. When we get to the end of the year we always say we can’t believe how quickly it has flown and it seems like no time since the first day in Reception, but when you look at the children’s work you realise the journey they have been on.
We are delighted at the academic and social progress all the children have made this year. 99% have achieved all their Learning Goals. Of that 99%, 68% have more than one element of Exceeding Expectations, which is great and testimony to the hard work that has gone in this year.
When you ask Reception what they have done at school the answers always range from nothing to playing; or colouring, as most of them said at their end of year show! However their day is structured so they are learning all the time, even during most play activities.
Through a mixture of child-initiated and teacher-led tasks the children progress through the curriculum facing challenges that extend their learning. During our recent Bellevue inspection we were congratulated on the challenge provided for the children in Reception.
Click here to see some examples of our progress in writing.