Reception

Welcome to Rainbow Class, Reception at Shalfleet Primary

We are the Reception class at Shalfleet CE Primary and take the youngest children in our school.

This year (September 2016) Rainbow class will have Mrs Claire Nerval as class teacher from Monday to Thursday morning and Mrs Jacqui Tinsley on Thursday afternoons and Fridays. Mrs Lindsey Cox will remain as teaching assistant every day.



We work closely with the onsite Little Explorers pre-school as we are the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage and our task is to prepare the children for Year 1, when the National Curriculum starts. The Early Years curriculum is based on the development of social skills, physical skills and communication.

Early Years Foundation Stage Vision

When children are ready we move on to teaching phonic skills, leading to reading and writing, maths, exploring the world and creative development. We aim to work closely with parents to make the children’s experience of starting school a happy one, and welcome parents in to class to play alongside their child.

In their first term in school children are settling in, learning the expectations and how to play together. We are introducing phonics, that is how each letter sounds, and starting to write some letters and to read simple words. Our first topic is superheroes, including people who help us. Other topics this year will include: materials, Christmas, animals, Chinese New Year, putting on a play, our world and the seaside and pirates.

Please click to download Shalfleet’s Reading & Phonics Statement

Please see our report from the Moderation Visit for Early Years Foundation Stage at Shalfleet:

Early Years Foundtion Stage Moderation Visit Shalfleet 2016-17

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YR Welcome Letter

YR Letter to parents on uniform etc

YR MT overview

YR MTP Autumn 1 – My Hero

Children in Need – a visit from Pudsey

Pudsey (27) Pudsey (28)

YR MTP Autumn 2 – Festivals around the world

YR MTP Spring 1 – Playtime!

YR Spring 2 letter

YR MTP Spring 2

Our recent visit to west Wight Alpacas where we had  a lovely day finding out about their animals, feeding them and stroking them. We even saw a new born baby goat.

YR MTP Summer 1

Our trip to Tapnell Farm…

These are of our inspire day developing our outside area with planting and painting.

YR Pond Dipping

YR MTP summer 2

YR Summer 2 letter

Photos of our Rainbow and Sunshine Class Pirate Inspire Day

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