Mrs Minter, Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Woodward, Mrs Cook and Mrs Collier would like to welcome you to Reception!
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) incudes 7 areas of learning and development:
3 Prime Areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication & Language
4 Specific Areas:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts & Design
We provide a balance between adult-led and child initiated experiences. Children are supported in their development through play and exploration opportunities, short carpet sessions, and adult guided work. Although the curriculum remains very play based, the balance shifts gradually through the Reception year towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning in Year 1.
Literacy (reading and writing) is taught throughRead Write Inc (RWI). RWI is a discreet phonics based programme which helps children learn to read whilst also developing a wide range of vocabulary and encouraging a love of stories.
Throughout the year we teach the following topics:
Do you want to be friends?
Friendships are a huge part of developing relationships in Reception and during this topic we explore these questions and discover what makes a good friend, how to be kind and work together.
Why do squirrels hide their nuts?
Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? During this topic we explore these questions and more about the seasonal change in the natural world during late autumn and winter. We take a school trip to the
Who is the biggest dinosaur?
Which dinosaur has the biggest footprint? Did dinosaurs swim? During this topic we explore these questions and more about the different types of dinosaurs, their diet and features.
Are we there yet?
Which vehicles move quickly? Can you ride a bike to Australia? During this topic we explore these questions and more about transport, travel and places near and far! We also take the opportunity to learn about important vehicles such as ambulances, police cars and fire engines and about people who help us.
Why do ladybird have spots?
Why do ladybirds have spots? Why do spiders spin webs? During this topic we explore these questions and more about minibeasts and their habitats.
Do cows drink milk?
Do cows drink milk? Do hens lay square eggs? During this topic we explore these questions and more about life on the farm and the animals that live there. We take a school trip to the farm.
Who lives in a rock pool?
Which creature live on the seashore? Why do crabs have shells? During this topic we explore these questions and more about the seashore and the plants and animals that live there.