RECEPTION

Welcome to Reception. Children attend Reception from 8.50am until 3.20pm. Reception has a capacity of 60 children over two classes. Each class has its own engaging indoor environment and shares a high quality outdoor environment. 

Our Early Years Curriculum
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EYFS Curriculum Statement:

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Phonics in Reception

In Reception our children start to learn phonics as soon as they start school under our school's Systematic Synthetic Programme 'Little Wandle.'  This is taught through an adult led session daily. Phases 2-4 are completed whilst a child is in Reception. The children’s progress through the phases is monitored regularly and we follow Little Wandle's progression paths. Children learn four new phonemes, read and write tricky words and progress onto caption writing as the year continues.

 

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What do we learn in Reception?

In Reception, we follow our own Wargrave I am curriculum... 

Reception explore one key text a week. The key texts are carefully chosen to ensure all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are covered.

Reception follow our school's handwriting scheme 'Letter Join'. 

Reception follow Mastering Number in their mathematics learning which allows children to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children.

 

Parents as Partners: 

We recognise that parents are children’s first and most enduring educators and we value the contribution they make. We recognise the role that parents have played, and their future role, in educating the children. Parents have daily face to face contact with their child's teacher. We hold regular parent workshops. We provide parents with weekly updates via Class Dojo and upload photographs throughout the week. Parents are invited to join evidence me so that they can view weekly observations of their child's learning. Children's next steps are shared so that parents can work on their targets at home too.

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End of Reception expectations:

At the end of Reception each child’s level of development is assessed against the early learning goals (below).  Practitioners will indicate whether children are meeting expected levels of development:

  • Emerging, not yet reaching expected levels of development for age.
  • Expected - reached expected levels of development for age.

 

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