Children in the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception Children) follow a curriculum based around the ‘Early Learning Goals’ – a series of aims divided between seven areas of learning. We introduce these areas of learning in ways that are suitable for the age and development of the child, building on existing skills and experiences. At the end of their Reception Year the children will be assessed against these Early Learning Goals to see if they are working in line with expectations for their age, below or above a typical level for their age.
At School and through our ‘partnership with parents’ we will encourage your child to be involved in a variety of learning experiences during each day. Some of these will be whole class experiences, some will be in small group situations and sometimes your child will work independently. Teaching and learning in the Early Years Foundation stage is based on PLAY and TALK. There will be a balance of teacher led and child initiated activities. Every day your child will have a focussed Phonics, Literacy and Maths activity.