Learning in Reception
Children learn through a combination of adult directed, adult guided and child initiated activities. They learn through playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. A large percentage of your child’s day will be spent in what's referred to as 'child-initiated, free flow' learning, at Comper we refer to this as explorer time. This is where the children are able to move around the learning environment and independently select activities and resources, supported by the staff in the unit. During explorer time the children have access to their classroom and a large, newly refurbished garden. Staff encourage and support the children to become independent and resilient learners.
As the year progresses the activities and experiences that the adults plan for the children become increasingly more challenging. In the summer term we work hard to prepare the children for their transition to Year 1 at SSMJ. We work closely with the SSMJ staff to ensure that they have a smooth transition as possible. If you have any questions about this please speak to your child's class teacher.
You can find further information about how learning happens at Comper by following our 'Learning at Comper' tab.
The headteacher and assistant headteacher are always very happy to show families around the school, so if you would like to book a visit, please get in touch with the office on: email@example.com