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All About Reception

We are very proud of our Reception Class. We have 30 places availiable and lots of fun and exciting areas to learn in. We are lucky to have a fantastic, experienced team who know how to support children in learning through play to the highest of standards. Our classroom changes based on our focus texts, topics and the interests and interventions we see within our class. 

We work tirelessly to create an innovative, fun, inspiring and creative learning environment both indoors and outdoors that enables all children to learn, play, explore, have a go, make choices, develop criticial thinking and solve problems. Each half term we have a new topic and a selection of fantastic stories and books that hook your child into their new topic! We truly value the importance of books and we re-read these stories to your child to develop their vocabulary and understanding. We learn about Space, Dinosaurs, People Who Help Us. Traditional tales and Pirates! Each half term our classroom is enhanced to reflect our new learning. The children are very much engaged in this process, for example they help to construct a pirate ship and make props such as eye patches, hats, parrots, portholes and even a cutlass to act out with their friends. We really want the children to take ownership of their learning environment. We have added a selection of photographs below for you to share with your child. We would also encourage you to join our class Twitter page which you can find on the home page of this website! We hope you can see how much fun the children have and how aspirational we make their learning. 

The Reception Teachers

Hello, my name is Miss Chothia. I really love teaching children in the Early Years and I have worked at Batley Parish for ten years.  having taught both in the Nursery and the Reception Classes.  At Batley Parish we believe passionately in young children learning through well structured and purposeful  play. We are very proud that in our last OFTSED report that we were graded as good for our Early Years. We strive every day to ensure the quality of teaching and learning and to ensure that every child makes good or better progress from their starting points. I understand how tricky it can be to trust new people with your children but I can promise you a fun filled and exciting day, every day in our class!

Miss Wazah

Hello, my name is Miss Wazah. I have worked Batley Parish School for the last few years in numerous different roles. I have worked as a classroom support assistant and Early Years Practitioner in Nursery. This will be my first year as a class teacher. I love teaching in the Years and I am looking foward to working with your child and yourselves. I work in Reception class on Monday afternoon and Tuesdays. 


We have an amazing team of adults who support Miss Chothia and Miss Wazah in providing your child with the best start to their education..

Miss Chothia and Miss Wazah is supported by an Early Years Practitioners who works alongside her to deliver high quality teaching and learning. 

Mrs Daji is a very experienced member of the team. She has worked in the Early Years, KS1 and KS2. Mrs Daji loves imaginative play and is wonderful at creating pretend play. She is also a HLTA ( Higher Level Teaching Assistant). Mrs Daji has also completed the NELI speech and language training. 

Miss Claire will also be in our Reception Class every morning.. She works with some small groups of children supporting their learning. Miss Claire is also our Breakfast Club Leader and a lunch time Play Leader.

Mrs Henson will also be in our Reception Classroom every afternoon. She works with small groups of children and also support the rest of the class. Miss Henson also works in Nursery

Finally, your child will recieve a weekly session of P.E every Monday morning and this is taught by Miss Halmshaw. Miss Halmshaw is a highly experienced PE Teacher and has a passion for this subject. They will be taught a range of fundamental skills including throwing, catching, balancing and coordination. Your child will recieve a free Batley Parish draw string P.E bag in which to put their P.E Kit. Your child will recieve this when they start school in September.

Our Classroom Environment

We pride ourselves at Batley Parish JIN School that we make our classrooms creative and fun that engage young learners. We follow topics each half term that will engage and excite your child. The children are taught through a well balanced range of child initiated and adult led activities. They are taught Phonics, Literacy and Maths on a daily basis. We also ensure that children are read at least twice a day and we share high quality picture books with them. Your child is able to explore the indoor and outdoor classroom. They have access to the outdoor classroom on a daily basis where they can explore and learn about the world around them. All you need is a pair of wellington boots and a waterproof coat and you can enjoy our outdoor classroom! .

Our indoor classroom is organsied into different areas of provision. For example, we have a home corner where your child can make believe and pretend with their friends. We have a junk modelling area where they learn how to fasten materials together and create models using tape and staplers.  We have an interactive maths area where your child can find lots of fun number and shape games. We have also have playdough and lots of play dough tools. We have a large art area where children can make paintings, collages and drawings.  We have a wonderful book corner where you can sit and enjoy a range of different books! Sometimess our book corner becomes space themed with rocket and torches to read in the dark!  We also have a writing area where you can draw and label your pictures, but we also encourage that children write and draw in all areas of the classroom. We always have a themed role-play area and this year we have had a Doctors roleplay area, a Chinese cafe, a space rocket and a pirate ship! We really value the importance of role-play in supporting your child's communication and language.  

In our outdoor classroom we have a range of different activities that your child can access. We offer messy play such as gloop, silly soap and wet sand. We also use this space to plant and care for our seeds. We also use this space to create our wonderful role-play Space ship in the Autumn term and pirate ship in the Summer term! It is a great addition to the classroom!  Outdoors we have a large play area which offers the children a wide selection of resouces.  We offer these resources in our self service sheds so that children can access them independently. We have some wonderful large wooden bricks so if you enjoy building you will love these!  Just remember to wear your builders hat! We also like to look and talk about the world around us. We have a beautiful blossom tree in the middle of our playground where we can observe its changes throughout school year. We like to look for bugs and insects hidden under the logs. We also have a wooden tree house and a super mud kitchen!! We learn to read, write, count and draw outdoors. We play skittles, hide and seek, we go on word hunts and count forwards and backwards on the giant numberlines! Have a look at the photographs below and talk to your child about what areas of provision they may want to explore when they start school..

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