Bracken Edge Primary School

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Reception (Fir Class and Hazel Class)

Our Reception team:

Mrs Garratt (Phase Leader and Teacher Mon-Wed Hazel Class)

Miss Williams (Teacher Wed -Fri Hazel Class)

Miss Cheyne (Teacher Fir Class)

Miss Noel (HLTA)

Mrs Choudhury (TA) 

Our handbook tells you everything you need to know about starting Reception

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What learning looks like in Reception

Like the rest of school, it is always a busy day in Reception. From the moment the children enter school it's 'go', with various activities to start the day. The children experience a balanced education of explorative play, teacher taught learning and accompanying follow up activities. This can be in the form of discrete lessons, play based activities and extended shared thinking. All play an important role in supporting the holistic development of each individual child. Learning takes place both inside the classroom and in the great outdoors, which is something we have in abundance in Early Years!   

In Reception we use Tapestry, which is a great tool that both teachers and parents use to share photos and videos of our children playing and learning. We use this to build up a profile of each child in Early Years.
You can view your child's learning journal on Tapestry using a web page. We would recommend downloading the free app too, this can sometimes be easier and quicker to use. We ask for parents to check this regularly for updates and to let us know if there any problems.


Tapestry guide for parents and relatives