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Reception Alder

Welcome to Reception Alder


Our teacher is Mrs Bowler and our teaching assistant is Mrs Nawaz.

There are 27 children in our class - 11 boys and 16 girls.


Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Respect everyone and everything.
  • Be a good listener and try your best.
  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
  • Show good manners.

British Values

As part of our British Values in Reception we will be learning about Democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes for example a class vote for who will be part of the School Council. The importance of valuing each others feelings and views will be embedded in the day to day learning. The children will be taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom. This will also be linked to the wider community such as the police and people who help us.


Children will always encouraged to think about their actions and make good choices. As part of our topics such as All About Me, we will be learning about how we are all different and how this should be celebrated. Children will be encouraged as part of their self confidence and self awareness to feel confident to express their needs and opinions. Mutual respect and tolerance will be part of the underpinning the values in Reception. An ethos of inclusion will be embedded where the children are sensitive to the needs and beliefs of others. This will be encouraged through the importance of sharing and respecting opinions. 


Picture 1

Autumn one- Our Topic is Ourselves

As a part of our topic we will be reading lots of stories about families, people who help us, our body and more.


Autumn 2 Our topic this term is Festivals and Colours


As part of our topic we are going to be looking at different festivals and celebrations such Bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas. We will be learning the nativity story and performing a Christmas play for parents and children. We will also be finding out about Autumn time and the changing seasons.