Our Reception follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory Framework which sets the standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old.
Our Reception Environment
Our Reception comprises of three classrooms situated in an Early Years' building which is shared with the Nursery class. The classrooms all have access to the outside area allowing for free flow between the indoor and outdoor learning environments during our Busy Learning Time (child initiated learning).
Learning in Reception occurs through a variety of ways; Adult Led whole class sessions, group activities, Busy Learning Time, Challenges and One to One interactions. In addition the children also enjoy weekly Forest School Sessions where they are able to explore the natural surroundings and habitat and PE sessions. We aim to keep our days as similar as possible to provide structure and security for the children. A typical day will consist of the following: Morning: a welcome busy fingers related activity and registration, Literacy or Topic whole class session, Busy Learning Time and Phonics (Read Write Inc) in small groups. Afternoon: Maths Meeting or Question of the Day, Maths whole class session, Busy Learning Time, Story. Adult Directed small group activities occur throughout the week.