Welcome to Reception

Teacher- Mrs Akyurek

Teacher- Mrs Meakin

Learning Support Assistant- Miss King 

Learning Support Assistant- Mrs McGrail

Seesaw Expectations British School of Beijing, Shunyi

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Phonics and Early Reading

At Northcote Primary School we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

As a result, our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Northcote Primary School, we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.

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Reception long-term plan:

Have a look to see what we will be learning about during our year in Reception. 

Long term year overview Reception

Important Information:

Our start time is 8.55am but doors open from 8.45am. Please ensure your child arrives on time, any late arrivals will need to go through the office. Our school day ends at 3.20pm

P.E is on a Friday– kits are provided and will remain in school.

Bookbags go home on Thursdays and are to be returned on Mondays

Water bottles can be brought into school, please ensure bottles are labelled and contain only water.

Please ensure all school uniform is clearly labelled, including coats.