Beamish Primary School

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A very warm welcome to Reception

In Reception we have lots of fun while learning through play! We have a stimulating, fun and educational environment where we play, explore and investigate through various forms. Reception have access to open-ended resources both indoors and outdoors. We follow key themes in Reception using different topics as a base to explore children’s interest and curiosity.

The children spend the morning sessions taking part in Literacy activities (including RWI) and Maths activities in the afternoon session, as well as activities of their own choosing throughout the day. Every child reads with an adult each day.

We take part in Dough Disco, which is aimed at strengthening the children’s fingers, supporting them in their ability to hold a pencil and write letters with good control.

Reception Routines

8.45am Doors open

8.50am Welcome, Hand washing, Breakfast

9:00am Register

9:00am Dough Disco

9:10am Carpet Session CL/L

9:30am Group focused task/Continuous provision (Inside and Outside)

10:50am Tidy up Time

10:55am Read Write Inc

11:25am Handwashing/Prepare for lunch

11:30am Lunch Time

12:30am Brush Teeth / Active Five

12:45 Carpet Session Maths

1:30am Group focused task/Continuous provision (Inside and Outside)

2:15am Topic Time

2:40am Story and Songs

3:00am Home Time

We offer rolling snack so children are encouraged to help themselves when they feel hungry/thirsty.

Tuesday PM
Friday PM

Sharing information

Reception Baseline – The reception baseline assessment, or RBA is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin in school. It will be undertaken with your child’s class teacher and will measure your child’s progress from reception to year 6. The school, the teachers and you, as parents will not be shared and the data will only be accessed by the DFE. The teacher will be able to spend quality 1-1 time with your child, getting to know them and if they need any further support in certain areas. When your child reaches year 6, you will be able to see the progress your child has made throughout their school journey. 

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP)

In the final term of the Reception year, teachers complete an assessment known as the EYFS Profile for each child.


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