Otters (Reception) 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Summer Term. This term we will continue with our 'The great outdoors' topic. We will explore this theme through a focus book of the week that will link into each area of our curriculum.  


Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a distinct key stage which extends from birth to 5 years old. The EYFS is organised into four equally important inter-related principles; a unique child, positive relationships, enabling environments, learning and development. 

The Learning and Development principle is subdivided into seven areas of learning.

The Prime Areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication & Language; Physical Development.

The specific Areas: are Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World; Expressive Arts and Design.

In Reception we learn through a range of teacher-led and child-initiated activities which take place both inside and outside the classroom. Our main priority is to ensure we build positive relationships with the children so that they feel supported as well as become independent learners.

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Reading is at the heart of reception. Children learn to read in a story-rich environment.  We share books every day and learn about the world through a range of fiction and non-fiction books. We follow the Read Write Inc (RWI) phonics programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. Phonic sessions will be taught daily. 


Number fluidity is a key area in the EYFS Curriculum. We teach children different ways they can find, count, order and write the numbers?


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