Welcome to Reception
Our job in the Reception Stage at Shepherdswell Academy is to support children to be effective and motivated learners.
In Reception we have two classes, Squirrels and Hedgehogs.
We put the children at the heart of what we do! We encourage children to be curious, to collaborate, and to be creative. We want children who come to Shepherdswell to become independent learners, who love coming to school. We allow our children to take risks, and to show courage when trying new things.
Our exciting and ambitious curriculum is centred around children's language development and early reading and builds strong foundations for learning.
Delivered through a balance of adult led and child-initiated activities, our curriculum reflects our diverse communities, follows a broad theme carefully chosen to engage children’s interests and enables children to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to ensure they progress well.
We teach Read Write Inc because we believe this provides the children with an excellent foundation for early reading. We also believe that good speaking and listening skills and vocabulary will support children on their lifelong learning journey. Practical, hands-on Mathematical practice allows children to develop a deep understanding of number and number patterns.
Our staff team carefully organise the learning environment for high-quality play and act as excellent role models, providing rich interactions which deepen children’s learning opportunities. Our aim is to support ALL children to develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills across the seven areas of learning within The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
We will add documents here throughout the year which we feel will keep you up to date, as well as provide you with useful information to support your child’s learning at home.
Please see below a list of useful websites.