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Welcome to Reception Class at Kentisbeare 

Ash Class

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If you would like to arrange a visit to have a look around Kentisbeare School please contact our school office on 01884 266 330 and we would be happy to make you an appointment. 

New September starter applications are now open for children starting school in September 2020. The deadline to apply is 15th January. To find the application form and how to apply, please click here.  

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A day in Reception (Ash Class)

The gates open for the children at 8:40am when they are able to come straight into school to do their 'jobs'. This includes taking their snack out their bags, sorting their water bottles and changing their reading books. We allow our children to choose their own reading book that they wish to take home and share to encourage their love of reading. Once the children have done their jobs they go outside to see their friends and for a run around on our playground. 

The gate then closes around 8:55am. Children are then registered and we start our school day. In Reception we start with our phonics learning first and then move into our continuious provision where the children can choose their own learning experiences. During this time children children participate in both adult led and child initiated learning opportunities. Children then have play time around 10:30am. After play we come back into class for a maths session, we have a carpet time based on our maths learning and then again the children are allowed to use the classroom to learn through their play. 

During the afternoons, you will see Ash Class focusing on different EYFS areas of the curriculum such as understanding the world or physical development (see our 'Early Years' page tab to learn more). Children are always given opportunities to learn through their play. Using their curiosity, children often ask questions which practitioners can answer and through effective questionning the children broaden their understanding. 

Reception Class

The Reception class at Kentisbeare is part of an integrated Foundation Stage Unit, consisting of children aged between 3 and 5 years old.  The Pre-School (3 and 4 year olds – Acorn Class) is led by Mrs Ring. The Reception (4 and 5 year olds – Ash Class) is led by Miss C. Roberts. Both Classes work very closely together. 

Children have their own classrooms as their 'bases' but share the outdoor learning environment. Our children love working alongside children both older and younger than themselves and embrace exploring and showing curiosity using their inquisitive minds.

All adults that work within the Foundation Stage are highly-trained and help to set up a wide range of  wonderful activities and opportunities for our children from all areas of the EYFS curriculum. We aim to create a calm and stimulating atmosphere where all children can learn and build upon their knowlege and understanding. There is a mixture of adult led and child initiated activities. Children are encouraged to be independent and work as part of a team. The children’s interests are at the heart of all planned learning opportunities.

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Children in Reception are eligible for free school milk through the ‘cool milk’ scheme up until the age of 5. When children reach 5 you can continue the milk at an additional cost. To sign your child up for this scheme, click here.

Please find below Reception Class Curriculum Maps. These will be updated and added to throughout the year. 

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