Welcome to Reception

Hello, My name is Mrs Grayson and the children in Reception and myself have worked together to tell you about life in Reception and the things we like to do.

We have several members of staff working in our Reception class this year. There is myself, Mrs Grayson (class teacher and Phase 1 leader). In the class with us there is also Mrs Farthing (Teaching Assistant) and in the afternoon’s Monday to Wednesday Miss Whitakker (apprentice Teaching Assistant). On a Thursday and Friday we have a student from Oldham University called Mrs Barlow. Our dinner ladies are Mrs Wilkinson, Mrs Hopkinson and Miss Whittaker outside and Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Greenwood inside.

We work in a unit alongside the Nursery and our motto this year is, Work Together, Play Together, Learn Together. Sometimes we work as a unit, sometimes just as Reception, sometimes in small groups and sometimes on our own. On a Monday we do PE with Mr Jackson and we cover dance, gymnastics and games. We do phonics, reading, writing and maths everyday. We also do ‘dough disco’ to strengthen the muscles in our fingers. You can have a go at home by searching for ‘Shonnette Bason-dough disco’ on you tube. Activities that the children enjoy doing are; painting, playing outside, listening to stories, dressing up, sticky pictures and eating our dinner. We have very busy days and often get very tired by the end of the week.