Strategies for parents
Re-establish routines with your child, including earlier bedtime and getting up
each morning in plenty of time. Be mindful that your child may find the first
few days/weeks at school very tiring but this will be a short-term issue whilst
they rebuild their stamina for learning
Work with your child to set goals and targets for what can be achieved each
day – this might be school work ‘targets’ and social ‘targets’
Talk to your child about what they are looking forward to / anxious about in
terms of returning to school – the ‘stress bucket approach’ may be useful
Remember simple steps to try and reduce anxiety resulting from the COVID19
pandemic such as:
o Limiting news coverage
o Increasing contact (safely) with others outside of your household
o Build in times of the day for a treat – a hot bath, a walk, a game you enjoy
o Use exercise, games, films, etc to distract your thoughts
o Sharing of worries – consider writing a blog or diary
Useful resources for parents and children to use at home
https://www.annafreud.org/media/11459/7waysanxiety.pdf – strategies for
broaching anxiety with children and young people
Ideas for Calming activities to undertake at home – may help pupils with
Apps such as Chill Panda, Worrinots and ThinkNinja may help children
manage their worries and anxieties
Guidance produced by the government for parents on supporting children and
young people’s mental health
Welcome to Reception Class. The Staff in Early Years are so looking forward to meeting you.
If parents need to contact me then please do so on the class email or on ClassDojo. Many thanks Mrs Molloy
Please read by opening the links below and sharing the information with your family.
Our Reception Class is taught by Mrs Molloy, Mrs Begum and Mrs Barber
We are very honoured to have Mrs Joan Lord as our Class Governor. She visits our class on a regular basis.
Please scroll down the page to see all the exciting activities that we have been doing in Reception.
Welcome to our Reception Classroom
In our classroom, there are different areas of provision that the children can access independently, with their peers or with the practitioners within the setting. The adults in class model play skills, develop language and move the learning of the children on using next steps. Children also complete ‘focused activities’ with an adult – this can be 1:1 or in small groups.
Areas of provision include : sand, water, creative, small world, construction, ICT, role play, messy, writing, maths and fine motor.
We also have an enclosed outdoor area which the children access throughout the day during continuous provision.
Latest from Reception
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