Reception

Welcome to the Summer Term!

We welcome you back from the Easter holidays and hope you had enough rest and fun. Thank you all for your support last term. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Miss Shereen, our new TA in Mozart class. As we say goodbye to Mr. Phillip who is now the school’s Sports Coach. We have another busy term planned and would like to share with you some of the activities the children will be taking part in. The areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum this term will be addressed through our topics Mini-beasts and Under the Sea. Through these themes we shall continue to reinforce school and class rules and encourage the children to be more independent in preparation for their transition into Year 1.

Reception Team

  • Mrs Waterman – Beethoven Class (Teacher/EYFS Phase Leader)
  • Miss Sharline – Beethoven Class (Teaching Assistant)
  • Miss McCarthy – Mozart Class (Class Teacher)
  • Ms Shereen – Mozart Class (Teaching Assistant)

What we will be learning this term

These are some of the activities we will be doing this term and more.

Communication Language and Literacy continue to follow our phonics programme children will continue to blend and segment to read and write words independently as well as read information books.

Maths– continue to learn about addition and subtraction, lots of activities to develop problem solving skills and investigate the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and symmetry.

Understanding the World – continue to explore our outdoor environment, observing changes taking place.

Creative – provide lots of opportunities to explore texture, colour, shapes and pattern using collage, boxes, beads and material.

Latest Reception News

Reception Staff

  • Maria McCarthy
    Maria McCarthy
    Reception Teacher
  • Sharline Bertram
    Sharline Bertram
    Reception Teaching Assistant
  • Cherie Waterman
    Cherie Waterman
    Reception Teacher
Maria McCarthy
Reception Teacher

I have been working at Lucas Vale as one of the Reception Class Teachers since September, although it feels longer. With my range of experience in different Early Years settings, I can honestly say that this is a very special school and a welcoming place, for the children and parents alike.

I am proud to work at Lucas Vale, as it is a truly amazing school. The children are happy, polite, engaging and excited by learning. Their passion is so infectious!

As I work in Early Years, I am truly committed to ensuring every child is able to achieve their best. I work hard to create an environment that supports, extends and engages the learning of every child. I hope by doing this the children leave Reception inspired by learning and are happy active participants in their learning. I am passionate about every child being able to access the curriculum and have ventured onto my own learning journey with Makaton to facilitate this.

Sharline Bertram
Reception Teaching Assistant
Cherie Waterman
Reception Teacher

Additional Roles

 

I have worked at Lucas Vale Primary since September 2011 and I am proud to have been on such an amazing journey over the past 6 years. I have extensive experience working in Early Years and I enjoy enabling my pupils to become active and independent learners while fostering their early development.

I find teaching extremely rewarding and fulfilling. I feel particularly inspired by learning in the early years as this is a play-based environment where pupils are encouraged to express themselves through the use of different media and using both the indoor and outdoor environment. Pupils in this stage of learning show tremendous progression as they are assessed in 7 areas of learning working towards achieving their early learning goals at the end of Reception year.

I find teaching at Lucas Vale enjoyable and I look forward to continuing on my journey at this outstanding school.