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Welcome to Reception

In our class we strive to establish an Early Years environment which provides for all its pupils, a happy and secure environment in which to learn and be cared for. It is a place where every child is recognised as an individual and is helped to understand that they have great value for being themselves!

The Early Years curriculum

In our classroom we consider ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ which promote positive attitudes to learning, an enthusiasm for knowledge and the confidence to become successful learners. 
Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically
Children will explore, discover and investigate using a range of open ended resources, following their own interests and accessing adult led learning time. We believe that children learn best when they are engaged in real, hand on, exciting experiences. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and Early Years professional describe the time in your child’s life between birth and 5 years. EYFS follows its own curriculum divided into seven areas. These areas are made up of prime areas and specific areas. Each area of learning has a set of related expectations for typical development through the Early Years.

The prime areas are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development (self-regulation;managing self; building relationships)
  • Communication and language (listening, attention and understanding; speaking)
  • Physical development (gross motor skills;fine motor skills)

The specific areas are:

  • Literacy (comprehension; word reading; writing)
  • Mathematics (number; numerical patterns)
  • Understanding the world (past and present;people, culture and communities; the natural world)
  • Expressive arts and design (creating with materials;being imaginative and creative)

Here are some useful links to explain more…

Development Matters
Statutory Framework

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