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"In the Reception class, children have clear, challenging targets for their work. They work well, both on their own and also cooperatively with other children.

Children make very good progress in the Reception class to reach attainment that is a little above average in all areas of learning."

(OFSTED 2014) 

 

Our EYFS classroom is a purpose built unit designed to cater for the needs of up to 30 children and operates under the direction of our Early Years Foundation Stage Manager.  It is well equipped with a fenced outside play area environment which includes both grassed and garden areas and provides a stimulating and secure environment for children.

On entry to school, the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which incorporates the following six areas of learning:
 
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development - involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others, to form positive relationships and develop respect for others, to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings, to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
 
• Communication, Language and Literacy development involves giving children opportunities and experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
 
• Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
 
• Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.
 
• Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places technology and the environment.
 
• Expressive arts and design involves enabling involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials as well s providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
 
• More information on our Induction Programme and about education in the Early Years Foundation stage is available on demand. Please just ask!