Hello everyone, my name is Ms Evans and I will be your child's classroom teacher in September. This is a very difficult time for lots of people, I want to reassure you that I am looking forward to meeting you as soon as it is safe to do so. We have some children who will be completely new to our school so I have been telephoning their nursery settings to find out some background information that will support their entry into Lander Road School.
I completed my teaching training at Lander Road 23 years ago. I loved it so much that I remain there to this day. I have experience of teaching various age groups but my main focus and most of my experience has been spent in Reception. I have training and experience as a Reading Recovery Teacher and a Maths Recovery Teacher. I have a passion for early reading and early number and I feel that this training has enabled me to support younger pupils and has also expanded my knowledge of these subjects.
I have attached photographs of myself and Mrs Williams and a little message that you can share with your child. Please read the documents below titled, Getting Ready for Reception Class and New Intake Letter, these will provide you with further information.
I am Ms Evans and I am going to be your new Reception teacher. Mrs Williams will also be your teacher. We are really looking forward to meeting you all in September. Most of you have been to our nursery or have older brothers or sisters, so you will recognise both of us from school. However, some of you will be new to our school so take a look at our photographs and learn our names. I have asked all your nursery teachers if they will send me a photograph of you so that we can see your lovely smiling faces and learn your names. Throughout our time together in Reception it is very important to us that you are happy and feel safe and secure in school. In class we will learn to read, write and learn lots about number. We will also plan activities around things that are of interest to you and where we can have lots of fun and you can become confident, independent children with a passion for learning and a love of school.
We look forward to meeting you all very soon. In the meantime take care, be helpful and kind to everyone.
See you all very soon
Ms Evans and Mrs Williams
We have put together some information and websites that you may find useful during the Summer Term. The document Development Matters will show you examples of some of the areas we will be working on when your child enters Reception Class. Most children are usually working at 30-50 months in development at this stage of their learning. Please remember all children develop at their own pace and in their own ways, therefore, this document is only a guide to development. When your child enters Reception we will be focusing on the three Prime Areas of development,
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Language and Physical Development.
By focusing on these areas we will be able to support your child as they settle down in their new classroom environment.
Below we have included some information about hand and finger exercises, pencil grip and control, our handwriting scheme and some literacy and numeracy sites that you may wish to look at.
Try some of these hand exercises to strengthen fingers and hands ready for school.