Teaching Assistants: Mrs Blackhall and Miss Stanley
In Reception, children continue to follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS) Curriculum. This curriculum sets the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. During their time in Reception we build upon the experiences the children will have gained at home, in nursery or any other child care settings.
Our days are busy, fun and engaging, children are exposed to a play based curriculum which provides rich learning activities, both inside the classroom and outdoors. Throughout the day there is a mix of child initiated activities and adult led activities. By offering a range of diverse and open ended experiences children will make progress in the following areas:
Prime Areas of Learning:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Specific Areas of Learning:
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Within EYFS we also pay close attention to the Characteristics of Effective Learning. These are important life skills and attitudes that we instil in all our children.
Characteristics of Effective Learning:
Playing and Exploring
Creating and Thinking Critically
Should you like any further information about the EYFS curriculum please speak to us or feel free to browse the information in the link below.
During the Autumn Term we will be focusing on developing positive relationships with both the adults and children in our class and around our school. These relationships are essential and will provide your child with the firm foundation to succeed in school. The children will become familiar with our school rules, knowing what it means to be READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE. We will be focusing on ourselves and the children will be given the opportunity to talk about their family, their local area and any hobbies or interests.
We will be sharing lots of texts that discuss the theme of friendship including: The Rainbow Fish, Elmer and some Mr Men and Little Miss stories that look at different emotions/personalities e.g. happy/grumpy/shy. The children will have lots of opportunities to develop their counting skills and we will be looking at each number individually and how it can be represented in many different ways e.g. the number 3 can be a symbol, a word, an amount of objects, a time on the clock or part of a measurement.
We have daily phonics sessions that support reading and writing. At Sylvester we use Read Write Inc Phonics. We regularly hold sessions for parents to share how we teach your child using this approach and we will provide ideas and strategies for supporting them at home. Your child’s reading record will also provide overviews of what we have done each week in class and letters/words you can practice at home. If you would like any additional information on Read Write Inc please ask or have a look on the website:https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
We look forward to getting to know you all and working together to offer the very best education for your child.