Welcome to Kroenek
Physical development is a key part of the Early Years curriculum. Each week the children will have both an indoor and outdoor PE session as well as movement breaks, yoga sessions and gross and fine motor activities. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school each week.
We will create individual Learning Journeys for each child on Tapestry. This is a lovely way of capturing each child’s individual learning experiences as they progress through reception. We ask parents to view their child’s Tapestry Journal when notifications are received and contributions of achievements from home are welcome.
Children will have snack at the same time each day. Children have milk or water if they prefer accompanied by some fruit. There is not charge for snack and milk is free for pupils under five years old.
We consider the outdoor area as an extension of the classroom and the learning that takes place in the outdoor environment is invaluable. We use this space as frequently as possible, in all weather. Please make sure your child has a coat at school every day.
Children will bring books home to share. The focus is on the children sharing stories with you and enjoying books. We aim for children to like books and have favourites. There is an expectation that children will read a small amount daily at home. We will be following the reading karate along with the rest of the school.
Children will take part in daily phonics sessions. They will learn new sounds and begin to blend these sounds together for reading and writing. Your child will bring home a sheet to practise the new sound they have learnt.
Reception class follow Golden Time, like the rest of the school, children enjoy choosing which activity they would like to have at the end of the week. We also have a peg system, where names can go up to acknowledge good behaviour. Good behaviours, such as listening to others, sharing etc are rewarded as well as good work. Children are rewarded individually for their development and achievements each day.
Children in reception will receive homework in their planners. This will follow the wider school’s homework policy. We may also send home fun activities for your child to complete, should they wish. This is not compulsory but is a good way to share your child’s current learning.