Welcome to Reception – Wrens Class.
Our names are Mrs Couzens and Mrs Crooks and we are the Early Years Teachers. The children are also supported by Ms Davies, Ms Brennan, Miss Martin, Miss Hartley and Mrs Thomas.
We have plenty of fun in the Early Years, ensuring our children learn through a range of play based self-initiated activities and teacher led activities in a stimulating learning environment both inside and out.
Our indoor activities include the role play areas, the reading area, the malleable table, the craft table, the small world area, the construction area and the games mat. Writing and maths are built into all of the areas.
Outdoors we have a range of different activities and resources, including sand, water, soil, mud, a builder’s yard, outdoor kitchen, a playhouse, music area and climbing apparatus. We also have a wonderful meadow to play in!
Our topics are flexible and reflect the interests of the children, for example we have learnt about “Ta-da! Let me introduce”, “Festivals around the World” and “Shh, close your eyes and listen”.
Phonics and maths are taught daily in small groups, through short practical activities. Children read at least twice weekly. There are also weekly yoga, PE and Forest School sessions.