I am Mrs Horton and I have a number of years teaching experience, working in Primary Education. Over recent years I have worked in Reception, a phase of the school that I thoroughly enjoy.
In Class 1 our Reception children have lots of opportunities to play, explore, investigate, experiment and learn in both our inside and outdoor classrooms. We encourage the children to develop skills and knowledge through lots of playful and hands on experiences.
Throughout the reception year it is wonderful to see how much the children grow in their confidence and independence. They quickly become active members of our school community; taking part in whole school and key stage events such as the Christmas play, fayres and discos, assemblies and festivals.
Each day the children have phonics, maths, topic and story sessions with the teacher. They often the complete other games and activities with an adult to develop this learning further as well as having ‘let’s explore’ time where they can develop their own ideas.
The children’s interests and experiences shape a lot of our planning and we also have a range of topics to inspire the children’s curiosity and imaginations. Language development is at the heart of our curriculum and through these topics the children explore a variety of books which expand their vocabulary and knowledge.
- Autumn 1: Welcome to Reception.
- Autumn 2: It’s getting cold outside
- Spring 1: Wild about animals!
- Spring 2: Let’s get building.
- Summer 1: Growing, growing, growing
- Summer 2: Let’s go on a journey
Throughout the year we also plan activities outside of the classroom. Each Wednesday we go on a welly walk, initially in the school grounds and then later in the surrounding area. We also go on school trips to investigate and learn about the local area.
Mrs Y Horton
I hope that you find the following information and video useful in helping you to make the important decision of where to enrol your child as they start their learning journey in Reception.
Under normal circumstances, we very much welcome parents and children into school to have a look around, meet the staff and children and gain some insight into how learning happens at Wolverton. I believe that our children are our strongest selling point as they are able to talk confidently and knowledgably about their learning and as prospective parents you can see their level of engagement in lessons first hand. I hope the video will give you some insight into the range of learning opportunities we provide for our children, both in Reception and across the school, and give you an idea of what the school looks like from the inside. Unfortunately, what we can’t capture for you is the welcoming feel and the buzz for learning within our small and friendly school.
Once current restrictions are lifted, then we plan to offer tours of the school at the end of the day. If you are interested in this then please contact the school via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01926 842214, to arrange an appointment.
Thank you for your interest in considering Wolverton Primary School as a place to start your child’s education.