Whilst many of our pupils spend time in Little Elms and the transition to Reception is an easy one, we are also delighted to welcome new boys to join our Reception class and are very used to supporting the transition to school for first-time attendees. With full-time teaching assistant support and spacious learning rooms, the Reception classrooms offer a welcoming environment for all. Parents are welcome at the front door each morning and afternoon, giving the opportunity for informal updates on the day and creating strong foundations to the parent partnership we value throughout the school.
Learning in Reception continues to focus on early learning goals and tracking of development is shared with parents through our online learning log. We also spend time working with parents to ensure they are well placed to support their son at home with phonics, reading and writing workshops, all annual calendar events.
Formal learning is introduced gradually with the teacher responding to the individual learner’s needs. Regular reading is embedded with older pupils being invited to share reading with their young buddies on a weekly basis. Through our Reading Aunties and Uncles programme parents from other years also willingly pop in and read alongside teaching staff to ensure great progress is made across the group.
Throughout the pre-prep phonics classes are taught daily with boys working in small ability groups to maximise progression. Specialist teachers continue to work with pupils in Reception and pupils are able to choose from a range of enrichment activities at the end of the school day.
Please take a look at our Early Years booklet here:
HD1382 Elmhurst School Early Years Handbook A5 single pages…