Reception is the final stage of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children learn through play experiences covering the different learning areas including: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design. Learning experiences are planned according to the children’s interests making learning fun and relevant to their needs.
In order to cover the objectives of the EYFS Curriculum the children take part in adult directed activities in Literacy and Mathematics and they have daily phonic sessions following the Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics schemes.
To develop skills linked to the other learning areas we have a different focus each afternoon including – Movement Monday (PE), Topic and Tuneful Tuesday (Music, Science and Art and Crafts activities), World, Woodland and Workshop Wednesday (French, STEM and Outdoor activities), Baking Betty helps us bake on Thursdays, Friendship Friday (PSED circle time activities). As you can see we really do fit as much as we can into a week in Reception.
Year 1 Curriculum
The Year 1 children in the class follow the same structure as the Reception with experiences tailored to the interests of all of the children. They have more formal opportunities each day to complete tasks which are based on the objectives from the National Curriculum. We use an objective led approach to planning and assessment in the class meaning that all experiences can take into account each child's stage of development, enabling us to tailor each learning experience to each individual child.