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Early Years Foundation Stage Vision

Every child deserves the best possible start in life andsupport to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’                                                                                                                 Early Years Foundation Stage Profile - Department for Children, Schools and Families 2012

 

The EYFS Curriculum

The curriculum is organised into three Prime Areas of Learning and Development and four specific Areas of Learning and Development.
Children learn and are taught through three main characteristics of effective learning
  • Playing and exploring (engagement)
  • Active learning (motivation)
  • Creating and thinking critically (thinking)
All areas of learning are equally important and depend on each other to support a rounded approach to child development.
Assessment
For each of the areas of learning there is a set of Early Learning goals. Children are assessed throughout their time in the foundation stage and achievements are recorded against the development matters. We assess through observations and group time learning

Phonics in Reception

Read, Write Inc

In Reception we follow the Read, Write Inc programme to teach the children letter sounds, letter names and how to segment and blend words.

During Read, Write Inc, we use pure sounds (mmm not ‘muh’, ssss not ‘suh’ etc) so that your child will be able to blend the sounds into words more easily.

There are video examples to support you in our parents hub online. 

Phonics - Parents Hub


When we say words words in sounds, we call it ‘Fred talk’ and this helps the children to sound out words c-a-t cat, d-o-g dog. We use our ‘Fred fingers’ to put a sound on each finger.

 

In the autumn term children will start their phonics learning journey by learning the letter sounds in this order,
m a s d t I n p g o c k u b f e l h sh r j v y w th z ch qu x ng nk

This is a speed sounds chart which is sed in every phonics lesson. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths in Reception

In the Autumn term in children begin their Maths learning by learning how to count forwards and backwards to 20.

They will be ordering numbers, ordering objects from biggest to smallest, tallest to shortest and heaviest to lightest.

They will begin to identify 2d and 3d shapes around the environment

Your child will have the opportunity to learn to read, write and count numbers in a range of ways.

Pupils will use a  number line to support your child when learning which number comes next.

How you can support your child at home?

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Key Information

Key Worker

Your child will be given a key worker once they have started Nursery/Reception. This enables children to build strong relationships with an adult and feel like they are being kept safe.

Learning

In both Nursery and Reception children are taught in base time groups at points throughout the day.

Children will be observed and assessed during continuous provision. The room will be set up to help the children to explore and investigate through play.

These will then be added to yourchild’s learning journal.

Termly Updates 

To find out more information about what is being taught termly in Nursery and Reception follow the links below. 

Nursery 

Reception

Or visit the EYFS blogs to see LEARNING IN ACTION!

Little Ribbons 

Nursery 

Reception 

Key Documents 

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