Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception !!
Please scroll down below to see links and information which we hope you will find useful to help your child make a smooth and happy transition into school in September and beyond!
Teaching Team: 2021-2022
Class Teachers: Mrs Clarke (Mon - Wed) / Mrs Unwin (Thurs - Fri)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Warne (Mon - Wed) / Mrs Kingman (Thurs-Fri)
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kennedy (Tuesday pm and alternate Thursday pms) 
EYFS Curriculum
Further information about the EYFS Curriculum and School Policies can be found in the 'Curriculum' area of our website. Please click here to view this page. N.B. This page will be updated as we adopt the revised EYFS Curriculum from September 2021.
Please see below for a copy of the revised Early Learning Goals the children are working towards achieving by the end of the year.
Current Topics and Activities
Further information about current topics and activities can be found on our '2021-2022 Class Page'. Please click here to view our current 'Topic Overview' and examples of activities and what we have been learning so far this year. 
The ‘Day in the Life of Reception’ video (below) demonstrates what we are building up to over the year. Approximate timings of our day can also be found below

N.B. This is the timetable we are aiming towards once the children are fully settled and all elements of the curriculum have been introduced. We are however very adaptable / flexible in Reception so if a particular activity takes longer than anticipated / the children develop a fascination for something outside of the timetable which may be of interest to all, timings and activity content may vary slightly from day to day. 

Information for Parents
Please find below links to documents which have been shared via our Reception Pack or during our Parents' Presentations.
School Uniform.
Please click here to go to our Parents Page on school uniform.
New Reception Parents' Presentation June 2022
A copy of this year's New Parents Presentation will be available here soon.
This entails an introduction from the Chair of Governors, Anna Caroe, an overview of the school from the Headteacher, Mr.Grey and a presentation from the Reception Class Teachers Mrs Clarke and Mrs Unwin. 
Getting Ready for School
Please find below a series of  resources which you may find useful to look at when preparing your child for school. You may also find the following website useful to look at.
Activities to practise at home
Ideas of activities to practise at home over the summer can be found below. 
Supporting your child further: Developing Independence
We strongly promote developing children’s independence over the year – It helps to increase self-esteem and a positive self-image. You could support this development at home by:
•encouraging them to carry their own things to the classroom in the morning 
•talking to your child about what they would like for lunch so they are able to tell an adult once inside the classroom
•selecting clothes for your child which are easy for them to put on and take off. N.B. Named clothing helps your child to recognise their name and belongings.
•practise putting coats / jumpers on and off (encouraging self-regulation as to when they are hot / cold)
•letting your child have a go on their own first!
Communication and Information
Non-urgent questions can be sent directly to the class teachers at reception@shelford.cambs.sch.uk
All urgent information is to be sent to the office at office@shelford.cambs.sch.uk
PTA / Class Reps
  • Further details about school life throughout the year can be found here.
  • We would encourage you to make yourself known to the class reps to ensure you can keep up to date with all information shared.  
Information for Children
Please find below two videos for the new Reception children, made for them by pupils at Great and Little Shelford School. 
A Day in the Life of Reception
by Shelford School Pupils, Summer 2017
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Welcome to Reception
From the Reception 2019 children to the Reception 2020 children.
What do you like about Reception? What are your favourite activities? What do you think the new Reception children might like to do?