Welcome to Reception at Byker Primary School, we would like to introduce ourselves as we have the privilege as the Early Years Leads. This means we are here to support your child, yourself, and Early Years in any possible way to ensure that your child has the best foundations to learning. We have both had experience of teaching both Nursery and Reception and know how important, magical, and exciting the foundation years are and strive to ensure your child has the best start.
At Byker Primary we are a dedicated, caring, and energetic team who view every child as a unique and competent learner. We foster strong and secure relationships where children feel safe and happy, are confident, capable learners that build the resilience to explore the world and environment around them.
Our effective and inclusive Early Years’ curriculum is carefully structured; recognising the different starting points and the individual needs of each pupil in our care. There are opportunities for children to engage in activities planned by the teacher to develop key skills alongside ensuring we encourage all children to become critical thinkers, allowing them opportunities in their learning to plan and initiate activities and play themes themselves.
We observe and assess pupils through our interactive Learning Journey programme, Tapestry, and respond appropriately to children informed through planning and observations. We provide a rich, stimulating and purposeful learning environment both indoors and outdoors which allows them to grow as a learner. We follow the White Rose programme to develop core maths skills, and from October children will start to learn how to read and write using our Phonics Scheme Read Write Inc. We have a PE specialist that will take your child for lessons to develop and foster a love for health and fitness using movement, balance and coordination as key development skills in line with the Development Matters and we have many educational visitors work alongside you as parents and us as staff to offer a diverse curriculum to your child.
At Byker Primary School we strongly believe that children can do anything as long as they have the passion, the drive, the focus and the support from us as teachers and you as parents! It is a privilege for us to be working with your child, we look forward to you joining us in September and we both look forward to meeting you as Early Years Lead.
Miss Henderson and Mrs Brumwell-Wright