Early Years Curriculum Plans Reception Class
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum|
Visit Reception Class Blog on the website front page which demonstrates the kind of learning experiences during the Reception year.
The curriculum is taught in focused sessions for short periods either in whole class, small groups or 1:1, independent exploration of learning is encouraged through a classroom environment providing continuous access to resources and ideas enabling children to choose to engage in learning at their own level of interest, ability and individuality, at a time that motivates them.
Alphabet sounds are taught daily and children are immersed in an environment that values and prioritises literacy and numeracy through active and creative learning.
The doors are always open to the outdoor space also the school grounds and local beach are precious resources that are used frequently to stimulate learning. Beach School develops understanding of the changing seasons and provides space and time to explore the locality and world. The wild area creates opportunities to imagine, build, search and find or sit around a camp fire and tell each other stories ( and jokes)
Priceless moments occur every day in Reception so the magic of being a 4 and 5 year old is captured, valued and exploited to motivate and inspire learning.
Learning in Reception is based around an explorative and research based approach through changing themes which children contribute to, making choices about their learning. Learning themes include: Changes, Cold Things and Chilly Places, Superheroes which enables learning across all areas to emerge and develop supported by the environment, resources and skilful staff team.
The majority of children enter Reception class broadly in line with the developmental expectations for their age across all areas of learning. By the end of the Reception year the majority of children are ready to begin or have begun to learn National Curriculum skills.