Welcome to Elm Class - Reception
Welcome to Elm Class!
Hello, and welcome to our first year in Reception as Elm Class!
I’m Mrs Dornan, the class teacher and Early Years Lead. I work in Reception with Mrs Warrilow (Reception Nursery Nurse) and Miss Russell (EYFS Apprentice) as well as the Nursery staff.
I have attached our Reception parent pack and curriculum booklet in the 'Parent Info' tab above, which contains all the information you may need this year, but I will also update our Reception 20/21 Class Dojo regularly and you can also message me on this as needed.
Both Reception and Nursery work closely together as a unit where we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We are able to access both indoor and outdoor environments and enjoy playing and learning together. We have key workers for each child - this role is fully explained in the parent pack.
Throughout the year we look at broad themes and topics, including ourselves, the seasons and celebrations, to name but a few. In these topics we will aim to follow the children’s interests and ideas. This may lead us into other mini-topics, taking the classes in different directions; so be sure to ask your child, check our learning journey wall and pop back to our page to see our most current learning. Don't forget, we also have our Class Dojo page and online observations to keep you involved in your child's learning.
For the teaching of phonics we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme. The information for this can be found under the parent information tab at the top of the page.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to a fantastic year!