Welcome to Reception
Teacher: Mrs Clark
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Merrison / Mrs Allen / Miss Barr /Mrs Andreou (PM)
- Early Years Foundation Stage
During their time in the Reception Class your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development as set out in the Statuary Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2014. Children mostly develop the 3 prime areas first.
- Communication and language
- Physical Development
- Personal, social and emotional development
These prime areas are most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As your child grows, the prime areas will help him/her to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside and the 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities
Development Matters is used for daily observation, assessment and planning and is used to make best-fit summative judgements about your child’s development. These judgements are shared with parents throughout the year. Development Matters sheets can be viewed here Prime and Specific areas 30-50 months / Prime and Specific areas 40-60 months / EYFS Downloadable guidance
The EYFS Profile
The EYFS requires that all children are assessed in the summer term of their Reception year. This assessment is called the EYFS Profile. The profile contains 17 Early Learning Goals (ELG). Each of 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas are divided into sections and at the end of each section there is an ELG.
The emphasis in the Reception class is learning through play so each day is carefully planned to provide activities both inside and outside which motivate, stimulate and challenge the children in a fun and practical way. The 7 areas of learning are planned for through themed weeks; the themes have been carefully chosen in order to build a firm foundation for your child’s future learning.
If you are interested to find out more about our curriculum then please speak to the class teacher.
Good to be Green. We have a “Good to be Green” scheme in class which is an effective way of promoting positive behaviour, rewarding those children who always behave and as a means of being able to keep track of those children who find it harder to meet the school’s expected behaviour codes. The child friendly resources allow the children to see how they are doing in class.
All children are given a green certificard at the beginning of each day, which is kept in a card holder on the door, if children are not following behaviour rules they are given a yellow warning certificard, if their behaviour does not improve then they are given a red consequence certificard. Children that stay on a green certificard each week are given a sticker for their ‘Good to be Green’ book mark. When their book mark is completed they are given a reward.