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Welcome to Artists Class

Our team is made up of many wonderful characters. The teachers are Mrs Holloway (Musicians Class) and Mrs Buter and Mrs Shukla (Artist Class). We are also lucky enough to have two full-time teaching assistants: Miss Scott and Mrs Pryce.

When the children first arrive in Reception, we strive to keep the changes to a minimum and adhere to the familiar routines of their previous Nursery Classes. This is because we understand that children learn best when they feel safe and secure, and thus they need time to settle in to their new classroom with their new teachers. Our timetable will include daily numeracy and literacy lessons, and we will have four phonics sessions a week with a recap at the end of the week. The children also enjoy lots of physical and creative experiences including PE, music, art and DT which are built into their daily curriculum.
We strive to create a fun and educational environment so children have a chance to grow and develop their key skills. Our first unit is ‘Jolly Jobs, Handy Helpers & their Tremendous Transport!' Children have a chance to learn about different jobs and important people in the community. Our next unit is entitled ‘Celebrations’ which focuses on celebrations including those of different cultures such as Eid, Diwali and Christmas. The children will have an opportunity to participate in the Reception Nativity in December.  
The Spring will see us focusing on themes such as ‘Awesome, Roarsome, Dinosaurs’ learning about then and now, making comparisons between animals and of course all about dinosaurs. Along side this, they will be completing a unit called  ‘Snapshot of me’ which allows them to explore our senses and celebrate how amazing and individual we all are. 
During the Summer term our themes are 'Once upon a Time' - a journey through familiar stories and 'Commotion in the Ocean' - learning about sea creatures big and small. 
In Reception we believe in offering opportunities to consolidate learning offsite through educational trips and workshops within the local area and beyond.
Over all, Reception is a tantalising treat of topics and activities aimed at creating independent and confident children ready to tackle anything and everything!
Mrs Shukla, Mrs Buter and Mrs Holloway

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