Image showing Reception children in their playground
Image showing Reception children in their playground
Fynamore Primary School
Fynamore Primary School

‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’

 

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2012

Early Years

Welcome to Reception at Fynamore

 

Here at Fynamore we have a very hands on, play-based approach to learning in our Reception classes and are always striving to improve.  We aim for every child to achieve their best through fun, imaginative, hands-on activities that have meaning to 4 and 5 year olds. Play is the kind of learning where not only the children don’t realise they are learning but many adults don’t realise either!

 

We have received two Outstanding OFSTED reports for provision in the Early Years (Foundation Stage) (March 2008 and 2011) which demonstrate our commitment to the success and happiness of children in their first year at school.  Due to the changes in OFSTED procedures during our most recent inspection (June 2014), Reception was judged as part of the whole school rather than as a separate entity.  However, our provision and teaching was highlighted as being ‘very good’ within the whole school context.

 

A Typical Day in Reception

 

Time

Activity

 

8.55 am

Register

 

9.00-9.30 am

Letters, sounds and word work (phonics)

 

9.30-10.00 am

Teacher Directed job (usually Maths or Topic related)

 

10.00-10.20 am

Snack time (including daily modelled sentence writing)

 

10.25-10.45 am

Playtime on the big playground

 

10.45-11.00 am

Teacher directed input (including circle time, BLP, singing and celebration of work or an input for independent learning time. We go to whole school assemblies on Fridays from just before Christmas)

 

11.00-11.45 am

Independent Learning time (where the children choose the activities). 

At this time the adults work alongside children, make observations and sometimes work 1:1 with reading and other activities

 

11.45-12.00 noon

Everyone washes hands/uses the toilet as we get ready for lunch – often with singing!

 

12.00 – 1.00 pm

Lunch/playtime

 

1.00 pm

Register

 

1.05-1.50 pm

Teacher Directed job (Usually Maths, Topic, Music or Creative work)

 

1.50-2.00 pm

Show and Tell

 

2.00-2.50 pm

Independent Learning time (as per morning)

 

2.50-3.05 pm

Tidy and story

 

3.05 pm

3.15 pm

Getting ready for home

School ends

 

 

A visual timetable showing the children’s plan each day is displayed under the large whiteboard in each classroom.

 

Both classes use the hall for PE twice a week - days may change during the year.  

Show and tell often happens for a short amount of time most days except Friday.  

 

For more information on Early Years at Fynamore, please click below:

 

Welcome to Early Years at Fynamore: A Guide for Parents and Carers

Latest Newsletter

For the latest Newsletter please click here.

 

Latest News

House Cup Results

Friday, 21 September 2017: 

Weekly Cup Winners:

HARRIS AND GEORGE

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Recent Events in School

Including the Award Assembly and a message from the Headteacher.

Click here for details and photos. 

 

Upcoming Events 

Fri 22 Sep: Y6 return from Pencelli at 5pm

Mon 25 Sep: YR full-time (finish at 3.15pm)

Tue 26 Sep: NSPCC Event 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Fri 29 Sep: Alien Dress up day

Fri 29 Sep: Parent Governor nomination deadline

Fri 6 Oct: Y5 Museum workshops

Wed 18 Oct: Break up Half term at 3.15/3.20pm

Mon 30 Oct: New term starts

Click here for more events.

School telephone number:

01249 810090

School address:

School Road, Calne,

Wiltshire, SN11 9UG

 

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