RCW 2023 - 2024


Hello! Welcome to Reception!

Class Teacher – Miss Wilkinson

Teaching Assistant - Miss Farran

We have two classes in Reception, which work alongside each other, to provide your children with a wealth of interesting, motivating and challenging learning opportunities.

We cover the 13 areas of learning through accessing the continuous provision both indoors and outdoors. Children can play in all of these areas throughout the school day. Opportunities are provided for children to apply taught skills, work collaboratively with others and talk and discuss their work. In these areas we provide exciting and stimulating resources which are open ended. This enables children to move and combine ideas in a variety of ways. Adults support children to become immersed in purposeful play and to be able to maintain focus on things that interest them for a period of time. This can be achieved by planning for both adult and child initiated learning opportunities. 

Visitors to our provision talk about how active and independent our children are, and that they are keen to engage in all aspects of learning through, for example, reading, writing, singing, dancing, exploring, creating... The list is endless! The importance of how children learn rather than what they are learning is the fundamental principle of our approach to teaching and learning. This is known as the Characteristics of Learning  - Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically. Take a look at our class blogs, which will show the children showing us their characteristics! 


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Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

0161 223 0370