The Reception Curriculum is based on 3 prime areas of learning and 4 specific areas of learning.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Provide opportunities for children to develop their self confidence, independence and cooperation skills with each other.
Provide opportunities for children to develop gross motor skills using large equipment and fine motor skills: threading, cutting and pencil control.
Communication and Language
To develop listening and attention skills. Opportunities to follow instructions and express themselves with an awareness of the listeners needs.
Provide opportunities for children to listen and discuss stories as well as developing early reading and writing skills.
Provide opportunities to develop early number skills and solve simple practical calculation. Recognise, create and describe patterns, shapes and develop mathematical language related to measures.
Understanding the World
Provide opportunities for children to observe and talk about the world around them, their lives and people who are special to them.
Expressive Art and Design
Provide opportunities for children to be imaginative and creative through music, art, drama and dance skills.
The outdoor area is and integral part of our learning environment and used to develop all areas of learning throughout the day.
During the first half term, we assess the children’s individual needs using the PIPS Baseline Assessment. Ongoing assessment is completed by Reception staff on a day to day basis, using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
Parents will be offered a personal interview with the teacher in charge of their child’s class, in November and again in March. At the end of the year a written report will be sent home summarising the child’s achievement over the year.