"Adult interaction throughout EYFS was of a high standard. Adults sensitively encouraged exploration and teachers joined in with pupil play. There was an excellent standard of speaking and listening." Education consultant.
"Reception is all about children learning through a carefully balanced plan of child initiated and adult led activities as well as learning through play. It is such a pleasure to watch the children become more confident day by day." - MV Staff
"We felt so welcome when our child started in Reception. The door was always open and help and advice was always given on top of the range of information that the staff gave us initially. We are so glad we chose Morley Victoria." - MV Parent
"School is fun. I learn a lot." - MV Pupil
"The children in Reception hardly noticed I was there because they were so engrossed in what they were doing but when I asked if I could join in their play, that's when I really enjoyed myself - they were such a treat to spend time with." - MV Governor
Some of our children attend our school Nursery and then continue their learning journey in Reception. We also have children that join us for the first time in Reception. We are always delighted when families choose our school to share in this exciting time with them. Everyone is welcome!
Our staff are welcoming, nurturing, highly skilled and will strive to make Reception a happy, secure environment where the children can thrive. At Morley Victoria we care about the whole child, so we ensure that children are emotionally and socially, as well as academically, well rounded.
Miss Mapplebeck (EYFS Leader) and Miss Thurston are the current class teachers (Keyworkers) in Reception and they are supported by Mrs Scholes (High Level Teaching Assistant), Mrs Sharp (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Barnaby (Teaching Assistant).
The curriculum in Reception is guided by 'Development Matters' and is progressive from the start of Nursery through to the end of Reception, with all children working towards achieving the Early Learning Goals. Our 'Long Term Plans' are packed full of age-appropriate learning that is both child initiated, and teacher led. The environment is set out to inspire creativity, curiosity and independence, with clearly defined areas of provision.
Reading is 'the be all and end all' at Morley Victoria and stories are shared on a daily basis. There are inviting book corners that are always very busy with children reading books and re-enacting their favourite stories. Children share a book with an adult individually at least once a week - they also go over letter sounds and word cards that are bespoke to each child and their stage of reading development. These travel to and from home so that families can help with this learning (please see the Phonics section of our website for more information around how we teach early reading at Morley Victoria).
Tapestry is an online learning journal tool that we use to record children’s progress in school. We put on observations of what the children learn in school as well as photographs and videos. We also have a memo section where we can write messages to parents and carers. We actively encourage families to share observations and photographs from home too so that we work in collaboration to document each children’s learning journey.
The children in Reception will be taught to have a Growth Mindset and will be immersed in the Investors in Pupils ethos of our school. We pride ourselves in making sure that the children are always ready for the next stage of their educational journey and Reception is no exception. Reception staff work closely with Year One staff to ensure a smooth transition for our children.
Please remember that you can find us on X (Formerly known as Twitter) - @MV_Reception. The easiest way to access this at the moment is on your personal device. If you would like help or if you don't have a device at home, please come and chat with us.