Welcome to Reception and the children’s first year at Billingshurst Primary School.
The teachers are Lucy Andrews (Early Years Leader), Mary Mason, Bethany Milton, Jayne Webb and Julia Aichroth. They are supported by Helen Dobson, Katja Scurr and Sarah Skinner. Mrs Wallace teaches each class for half a day per week.
We know how important a good start is to every child’s future and we do everything to give your children the best possible start here in Reception.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is organised in seven areas of learning. These are Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Understanding of the World, Mathematics and Expressive Arts and Design. Our planning is led by the children’s interests but driven by the skills the children need to move their learning forward. We identify next steps for learning for individual children and these are shared regularly with parents and carers.
Our learning environment is well resourced and exciting; we think it is a lovely place to be as well as learn! Children have access to inside and outside areas throughout the day – we think it is vital that children are given real opportunities to learn outside as well as indoors.
The children are involved in the setting up of the learning areas and their ideas lead to a constantly evolving environment. We provide resources and activities that enable and support learning and encourage the children to become inquisitive and keen learners.
The children settle in to their life at school extremely well and we take great pride in making sure that your child is happy at school. We also work hard to ensure that we develop an excellent working partnership with parents and carers; your support and interest is vital to your child's progress and happiness. We want the children's first year in school to give them a zest for learning which they take with them throughout their school life!
Please click here for our Early Years Foundation Stage Long Term Plan