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Welcome to Reception

A very warm welcome to the Norwood Community and a special welcome to the children as they begin their learning journey.

The adults working in Reception are;

  • Mrs Hainsworth (Class Teacher)
  • Mrs Fenwick (Teaching Assistant)
  • Miss Greenwood (Teaching Assistant)
  • Planning, Preparation and Assessment cover - Mrs Fox - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Godden (Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs Marks (Teaching Assistant)

In Reception we aim to provide a caring, engaging and exciting environment where children develop a real thirst for learning. The staff work hard to watch and listen to the children and build a curriculum around their ideas and interests. We recognise that all children are individuals and we will plan their learning to match their unique needs. We create an ethos where we nurture each child to ensure they grow in confidence, showing an ability to express themselves and celebrate their successes.

Over the year the children will learn about each other and will develop their skills of communication, cooperation and negotiation and develop friendships. As parents/carers you will be able to see them to begin to read and develop a strong understanding of number, shape, space and measures.

We like to begin our year with traditional tales and build on the children’s experiences. This year the children will learn about The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man.

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We look forward to working with your children and developing a strong partnership.