Welcome to Reception at Bessemer

We are a three form entry year group with space for 90 pupils. Our classes are Rainbow, Sunshine and Moonbeam. 

All our Early Years teachers are specialists in teaching the Early Years Foundation Stage and have a passion for delivering excellent teaching and learning.

Each day your child will have direct teaching of Reading Writing  and Math’s.  We further enrich our curriculum with weekly P.E., Spanish and Music sessions as well as Forest School classes which take place in our nature garden.  

Choosing time is an opportunity for your child to choose what and where they want to learn. We operate a free flow basis which gives our children independence and freedom of movement in their learning environment either inside the classrooms, or outside in our huge 12,000 foot playground. Adults will either be supporting and extending the children’s play during this time or carrying out small group activities related to what the children have been learning about that week.

Reception Timetable

Typical Day in Reception:

  • 8.50am Main gates are opened into the playground

  • 8.55am Children come in and sit on the carpet for morning writing and the register

  • 9.05am 1st carpet session Maths / Literacy

  • 9.40am Choosing Time / Free-flow / independent learning / focus activities

  • 11.00am Phonics carpet session

  • 11.30am -12.30pm children’s lunch

  • 12.30pm Register and 2nd carpet session Maths / Literacy – opposite to the morning

  • 1.00pm Choosing Time / Free-flow / independent learning / focus activities

  • 2.30pm Tidy up time and handwriting

  • 3.00pm Topic / ‘other’ carpet session

  • 3.30pm Home time

Class Gallery 2021/22

Please choose a class from those available below to see what has been happening in reception so far this year: