Early Learning Goals
Please clink on the link for the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Literacy Evening Powerpoint
Please see the Foundation Stage Brochure for more information.
Children are admitted to Reception in September of the academic year in which their fifth birthday falls.
In Reception we plan a balance of interesting and exciting adult-led (AL) and child-initiated learning (CHIL) activities, which focus on the children’s interests and needs. Reception and Nursery work closely together sharing the indoor and outdoor areas during CHIL.
In the Autumn and Spring terms Reception go to whole school assembly on Fridays and have a time of collective worship in the classroom on the other days.
In the Summer term, to support the children in the transition from Reception to Year 1, the children start to go to whole school assembly daily and to join the rest of the school for morning playtime.
The teaching and learning in the Foundation Stage follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS).
There are three Prime and four Specific areas of Learning and Development.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Physical Development (PD)
Communication and Language (CL)
Understanding the World (UW)
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
We have loved reading the story of Bog Baby in Reception.
We explored our own handmade mini bogs and wrote about our visits to see bluebells in the woods. We then did observational drawings of flowers. Following from this we painted in the style of a Monet.
One morning we arrived in school to see small blue footprints in our garden! We all went on. Bog Baby hunt and found mini bog babies and big baby tracks until finally we found frozen babies! We hammered them out and put them with our habitats in the classroom.
The following day they grew into big cuddly Bog Babies. We did not feed them cake crumbs though!