Welcome to Reception
at Great Malvern Primary School!
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Hello and welcome to the Fabulous Foundation Stage!
At Great Malvern Primary School learning is fun and it all starts in the Foundation Stage classes. At school our motto is 'Learn by doing' and we do a lot!
Meet the team!
In Reception we have two classes - RRD and RKC. We have two teachers: Mrs Dudman and Mrs Collins, a co-teacher Miss Senter and teaching assistants: Mrs Lancett and Mrs Blannin
What do your children need in school?
Every day in school your child should have;
- A water bottle
- A book bag with their reading book and reading diary inside
- A waterproof coat or...
- A warm coat, hat and gloves in the winter months or...
- A sun hat in the summer/hot weather and sun cream (to be applied at home. We recommend the 8 hour protection creams
Please make sure that all items are clearly labelled!
Children in Reception will do PE at least once a week so a kit is required. A PE kit should consist of:
- A white t-shirt
- Green shorts
- Green jogging bottoms
- A pair of black pumps or trainers
At Great Malvern, Forest School sessions take place weekly for Reception classes and run throughout the year which enables the children to experience the changing seasons. Children will be supervised at all times by a Forest School leader and school staff. (Our Forest School Leaders are First Aid Trained)
What kind of activities do we offer in Forest School?
Activities are varied throughout the year as they are often child initiated and seasonal. Nature is at the heart of what we do and the children will, over time, learn about the world around them. Activities may include:
- Mini beast hunting
- Den building
- Using simple tools
- Mud painting
- Story telling
- Cooking around a campfire
- Creating tree sculptures… to name but a few!
What to wear in Forest School?
We ask that they come in wearing a pair of black or green jogging bottoms and a school polo top, jumper or hoodie, and school shoes as they will change into their wellies when we go to the Forest School site. We ask is that your child has a pair of wellies that stay permanently in school until the end of the school year. During the winter months we may ask for woolly hats and gloves.
We love our Forest School sessions. Please remember to check our Twitter and Tapestry pages to see what we have been up to!
Mrs Dudman , Mrs Collins and the Reception Team
Characteristics of Effective Learning are:
Playing and exploring-engagement
Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to 'have a go'
Being involved and concentrating
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically-thinking
Having their own ideas
Choosing ways to do things.
How to help your child at home
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
A huge thank you to everyone who supports the Foundation Stage on a daily basis: parents/ carers and the PTFA. The parental support our school receives is simply second to none and it is with your help that we make our school the friendly, caring family that it is.
The Foundation Stage Team
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