Hello, my name is Mrs Holden and I am delighted to be teaching in Reception Class. Other members of staff within the setting include Mrs Brown (EYFS Teaching Assistant), Mrs Ramsbottom (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Wills (Special Support Assistant). All of our staff have extensive Early Years experience, having worked in Reception Classes for many years.
The Reception year is a very exciting time of change for both parents and our children. During this year, we will all work as a team to ensure that your child flourishes through a fun, stimulating and active environment. The experiences we provide will be designed to ensure that every child reaches their full potential in all aspects of the curriculum. We will be encouraging your child to become an independent learner and take risks as they embark upon new challenges. We pride ourselves in offering a nurturing, language rich learning environment that teaches the essential skills necessary to build positive relationships and prepare them for later life as Global Citizens of the future.
We hope your child enjoys the start of their learning journey here at St Cuthbert's and our Early Years fun 'play-based' approach towards learning. We are very much looking forward to working alongside parents and carers in order to offer the very best educational experiences.
Please also try to encourage your child to practise putting coats and jumpers/cardigans on and off independently.
Why read? Sharing books and stories with your child is fun! It is a great way to build special memories and moments with your child, and can easily become a favourite part of the day.
It also helps children:
• Understand the world around them.
• Develop social and emotional skills.
• Build confidence with communication.
• Strengthen their bond with you and other family members.
Children's school reading books will be collected each day. Please sign and date their reading record when you have read together. You are welcome to write feedback, such as their enjoyment, engagement, understanding or any questions/comments they make or you have.
Please ensure you send in books and book bags daily, so we are able to read with your child in school.
If you would like more information on reading at home with your child, please see the fantastic resource below from 'The Book Trust' which contains lots of great information and advice.
If you were unable to attend our phonics introduction evening, please see the informational presentation below or if you need any other guidance or advice, please don't hesitate to contact me.