Welcome to Reception at Trinity Primary School
Our three Reception classes are Poppies, Bluebells and Buttercups. We have an experienced Early Years Team who work together closely to ensure that every child at Trinity Primary School has the very best start to their school journey.
R 1 Poppies: Mrs Truelove and Mrs Hayes
R 2 Bluebells: Mrs Bryan and Mrs Dunbar
R 3 Buttercups: Mrs Silcox and Mrs Jones
Across all classes: Mrs Gardiner and Mrs Ratcliffe
Our aim for the children in Reception at Trinity Primary School is that they should have opportunities and experiences that inspire them, enabling them to become independent, confident and enthusiastic learners and empowering them to achieve their full and unique potential.
Through assessment and observation, we are able to identify each child's interests, strengths and needs. This allows us to ensure that our curriculum and planning meet the needs of all children in our setting. We use 'Tapestry', a secure online journal, to record the learning and fun of the children's 'Early Years' education. Parents are able to log in and view annotated photos for their child that maps their progress and development throughout Reception.
We enable children to become aware of themselves as part of the wider school community by helping them to feel confident and secure within the 'Early Years' and with the adults and children around them. We encourage the children to develop a clear understanding of how actions and behaviour impact on other people and of the importance of respecting one another. We recognise that a strong partnership between home and school is essential to support and foster children's growing confidence in a new environment.
We are fortunate to have a spacious and varied 'Early Years' environment. As well as three classrooms, we have a shared area for painting, craft and messy activities and a large and inviting outdoor space. The children have access to resources that can be used both inside and out and opportunities to enjoy learning and exploring outside in all weathers. The children also benefit from having access to the school's fantastic 'Forest School' area, large field and onsite swimming pool.
Our practical and challenging curriculum supports children as they develop and learn in their own way. We provide opportunities for children to take risks in a safe environment; to widen their interests; and develop their knowledge and skills in preparation for the rest of their time at Trinity Primary School and beyond.
We have strong links with local Early Years settings which helps us to prepare children for their entry in to school and also helps to inform our understanding of the children's individual characteristics and preferences before they even start with us.