Reception: Robins & Wrens
Reception children enjoy a rich, varied and practical curriculum which is predominantly led by the children and based around topics which interest them. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is made up of seventeen learning areas in total, split into the Prime and Specific Areas.
Communication, Language & Literacy
- Listening and attention
- Moving and handling
- Health and self-care
Personal, social and emotional development
- Self-confidence and self-awareness
- Managing feelings and behaviour
- Making relationships
- Shape, Space and Measures
Understanding of the world
- People and communities
- The world
Expressive arts and design
- Exploring and using media and materials
- Being imaginative
Topics and learning
Topics in Reception include; Traditional Tales, Facts, Journeys and Changes. Reception children are able to learn in a stimulating, indoor and outdoor environment and regularly mix with children from our Nursery. The day is made up of three structured whole-class teaching sessions, one or two focused learning sessions in small groups and child-initiated learning time.
We usually offer two main trips every year: a theatre trip at Christmas and a trip to the farm in the Summer Term.
Reception is a very exciting year - children make vast steps in their learning and will be readers and writers by the end of the year!
Click on the link below for an overview of the topics taught over the year.
Click below to view the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The Early Learning Goals are the end of year expectation for Reception.
How you can help at home
For a helpful guide on activities you can do with your child at home, please click here
For information regarding the phases and tricky words covered in our Phonics sessions, click on the links below
Click here to view the handout sent to all Reception parents in September 2019
Click here to view the presentation given to parents at the Open Evening on 24th September, 2019, outlining the year ahead and how parents can get involved.