THE RECEPTION YEAR BUILDS UPON THE SKILLS THAT CHILDREN HAVE DEVELOPED ACROSS ALL AREAS OF THEIR EARLY FOUNDATION STAGE IN NURSERY.
The seven areas of learning are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
We focus on child initiated learning where the children are encouraged to play and explore, actively take part and create and think critically.
Our Topics are regularly changed and include themes such as Going on Safari, Space and Magical Creatures. These are supported by trips and visiting speakers. Afternoon activities include messy play, movement and dance, enhancing a love of books and stories with our school librarian in the Early Years Library and an opportunity to use the school iPads.
Children in Reception have lessons with subject specialists including Computers, Music and Physical Education. With the Physical Education curriculum our children focus on agility, balance and co-ordination skills. They take advantage of our Astro-turf, extensive sports field and heated swimming pool facilities.