Early Years Leader
Our Reception class teacher is Miss Allan. Miss Allan is also the Early Years Leader.
She works closely with our Nursery Nurses, Ms Maria and Ms Andrea.
In Reception at St Ignatius we strive for a broad curriculum, full of exciting, high-quality learning experiences. We believe in the value of child-initiated learning within an enabling environment. The role of the adult is to model positive interactions and support children’s learning and development within each child’s chosen activity. This approach results in highly motivated children developing a positive attitude to learning across the seven areas within the Early Years Framework.
The Educational Programmes in Reception introduce children to a range of high quality 'core' texts and stories. We use Talk 4 Writing strategies to support children to become confident story tellers. We build on special times around the year to develop children understanding of the world and to build their vocabulary ready to become writers. In line with the rest of the school we access White Rose Maths resources to support children's understanding of Mathematical concepts. We also create opportunities for children to develop their own ideas and to follow their own interests. Our flexible approach allows for children and classes to get creative outside of those topics and take their learning further.
In addition, we teach short, adult-led daily phonics, maths and reading sessions. Each week, children will also have short sessions of music and PE. RE is an integral part of everyday throughout both child and adult directed activities. At points during the term children will also take part in short PSHE and RSE activities.
We use Tapestry as an online Learning Journey to document children’s learning through observation. Parents have access to this so that they can view their child’s learning in school and they are also able to add observations of their child in their home environment.
All parents are encouraged to sign up to Class Dojo to keep up to date with class events. There is also a message system for you to contact the teacher directly in your chosen language.
For more information about the Reception Curriculum at St Ignatius Catholic Primary School- please take a look at our Curriculum Overview.