The teaching in our Reception class is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This stage is the period of education up to the age of 5 years.
The curriculum considers and incorporates the following seven areas of learning:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Expressive arts and design
Our goal is to enhance and embellish this curriculum, whilst maintaining a strong emphasis on acquiring the basic tools vital to early schooling. Every day is an adventure and a time of discovery. However, we carefully structure the work to help children develop their skills and relationships to enable them to reach their Early Learning Goals milestones by the end of the Reception year, with most children exceeding them.
We recognise that not all children develop at the same speed, or in the same way, so we differentiate accordingly allowing our more able children to achieve very high standards. By observing all children at work and play we are able to continuously assess progress and attainment. We maintain a profile of each child's development during the Reception year which is shared with parents and staff at the end of the Reception year before each child progresses into Year 1.