In Reception Class we learn through planned, purposeful play using a mixture of adult directed and child initiated activities.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. The EYFS curriculum is taught through seven areas of learning, three are known as the Prime areas and the remaining four as Specific areas.
The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences. They are fundamental, work together, run through and support learning in all other areas. The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge needed for children to participate successfully in society. They grow out of the prime areas, and provide important contexts for learning. Both the prime and specific areas are shown below:
We follow the Come and See Programme, The topics that will be covered are:
Terms 1 & 2: Myself, Welcome and Birthday
Terms 3 & 4: Celebrating, Gathering and Growing
Terms 5 & 6: Good News, Friends and Our World
We use the BEAM and BEAM+ programmes to develop the children's physical abilities. The programme consists of a series of exercises designed to develop Balance, Education and Movement.
We follow the 'Sounds-Write' Phonics programme to help us with our reading + writing.
A big focus in Reception is being independent and being able to apply our learning in real life situations.
We like being able to learn in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. Our favourite areas are the role play area which we change with our topics; the large bricks and our creative area, small world and physical resources.
We use Tapestry, an on-line learning journal, to replace the learning logs previously used in Reception class. This means that we can upload images and observations to a secure area and parents are able to access this at home as well as add their own images and observations.