Class teachers Mrs Oddy - Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri
Miss Hemingway- Weds
Mrs Hemingway Full time nursery nurse
Mrs Oddy has been teaching since 1997 from Nursery aged children up to Year 2. Before that she worked as a voluntary instructor in Outdoor Education centres in the Dales and the Lake District with children aged 11-18. Her hobbies therefore include climbing, hill walking, skiing, diving and paragliding. She also had a gap year in 2000 travelling round the world.
Mrs Oddy and Mrs Hemmingway say their classroom has been designed to inspire, to create excitement, to aid learning, to help the children become independent. To be interactive and engage children natural inquisitive minds. The outdoor classroom includes opportunities in engaging with nature and to carry on the continuous curriculum outside.
We are a highly motivated, caring, enthusiastic team with high expectations of our children. We aim to build excellent foundations for the children, scaffolding their learning to prepare them for their time in Netherthong Primary School and beyond.
Reception Topics 2021 / 2022
Autumn 1 Getting to Know Me
Autumn 2 People Who Help Us
Spring 1 Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes & Cultural Festivals
Spring 2 Fantasy Stories and Space
Summer 1 Growing and Healthy Lifestyles
Summer 2 Explorers in the Environment
Our class trip during the Summer Term
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Sheffield
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To nurture and enrich each child’s Reception year experience.
To guide, teach, motivate and encourage them through creative learning experiences to reach as many ELG as possible.
Through playful experiences in a safe, secure, sensitive and caring and setting.
Loving and caring
Learning through play
Understanding how children develop and learn
(Theories and approaches)
Structured Phonics scheme
Structured maths teaching
Opportunities for child lead learning
Observations and assessments
The child – their stages of development and interests
Covering the 7 educational programmes EYFS
Working in their characteristics of effective learning
Annual themes/ topics (seasons/culture/special days/child interest)
Long Term Planning linked to Development Matters statements to work with implementing coverage
To develop happy, kind, confident, all-round children who are ready to move onto the next part of their learning journey with a love of learning, discovery and wonder.