Reception – Fir Class

Welcome to Fir Class.

Welcome to Fir Class, the learning environment for our Reception Children. Our class teacher is Mrs Lloyd and our teaching assistant is Miss Wellings. Our teachers encourage us to be confident and resilient learners who strive to succeed!

In Fir Class we have a happy, caring and stimulating environment that promotes enthusiasm and a love for learning.  We believe that every child is unique and full of potential and endeavour to ensure that all children reach their full potential. Our engaging curriculum and learning environments encourage children to become responsible and take ownership of their learning.

In the mornings we enjoy learning new sounds using the Read Write Inc. programme followed by our English and Maths lessons.

In the afternoons the children in Fir Class enjoy taking part in enriching CIL activities that enable them to develop and become independent learners. We aspire to build on the children’s own knowledge and skills by planning in the moment experiences which prepare them for the wider world. Provocations (open ended activities) are set up in the environment to stimulate conversation and ideas amongst the children. This allows them to become leaders of their own learning by freely exploring, creating and thinking critically. Our topics for next term will be ‘Our World’, ‘Spring and Growth’.

In Forest School and outdoor learning we meet outside, excitement is in the air when exploring nature. We are very excited to use our school farm as this allows us to learn new skills such as caring for and looking after the animals as well as growing our own fruits and vegetables.

Useful information:

Every child in Fir Class will be given an independent reading book at their reading level. Please read with your child as regularly as possible as this makes a huge difference in all areas of their learning. Please aim to read with your child at least 10 minutes on a daily basis and also remember to record in your child’s reading diaries when you have read to ensure that they do not miss out on the reward of a free book once their bookmark is completed.

PE will take place on a Wednesday morning.

Our Forest School sessions will take place on a Monday afternoon. Please can ensure that you child comes into school with their Forest School clothes ready for this.

Children will also continue to follow the school’s Read Write Inc. programme to support their phonics, reading and writing development.