Class Teachers: Kirsty Spittle, Myrtle Caldeira and Kelly Hashemi
Welcome to the Reception classes at Rhodes Avenue Primary School.
The Reception year is the conclusion of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which is the time in a child’s life between birth and age 5. There are three Reception classes at Rhodes Avenue Primary School: Kingfisher, Owl and Robin class.
Reception Teaching Team
|Year Group Leader||Kirsty Spittle
Laura Moore (maternity leave)
|Class Teachers||Myrtle Caldeira (Kingfisher)|
|Kelly Hashemi (Owl)|
Laura Moore (Robin - maternity leave)
|Early Years SENDCO||Anne Rawcliffe|
|Nursery Nurses||Adriana Lobo|
|Teaching Assistants||Eleni Marku|
Curriculum / Learning
Our School Values for this academic year (2021-2022) are: Cooperation (Autumn 1), Empathy (Autumn 2), Fairness (Spring 1), Forgiveness (Spring 2), Kindness (Summer 1) and Loyalty (Summer 2).
Your child’s class teacher, or their key person (if this is not the class teacher), is your first point of contact.
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development which form the EYFS curriculum.
Children should mostly develop in the 3 prime areas first. These are:
- Communication and Language;
- Physical Development;
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
- Understanding the World;
- Expressive Arts and Design.
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The staff teaching and supporting your child will make sure the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. Please click below to view the curriculum for the whole academic year.
Children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outdoors. The curriculum is led by play, both ‘planned’ play opportunities and also by child-initiated activities. Children in Reception have access to their main classroom, the two parallel classrooms, an outdoor space and a large learning corridor called the ‘Activity Street’.
Parents/carers can track their child’s progress and experience by logging on to https://tapestryjournal.com/. Usernames and passwords are shared with parents at the beginning of the Nursery or Reception year so please remember to activate your account and log on regularly.
Guidance for the EYFS can be found in the documents below:
EYFS Statutory Framework –
Development Matters (non-statutory guidance) –
Reception Parent Meeting – 15 September
Learning Resources for Parents and Carers