“We care, we share and we love to explore!”
Reception is taught by Mrs Barber and Mrs Neal, assisted by Mrs Anstee, Miss Oakes, Mrs Willits, Mrs Pietersen and Mr Carnegie.
Click on the link below to discover more about what the children are learning this term.
The curriculum is broken down into three prime areas, which encompass all learning activities in the Early Years:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development– Making relationships, building confidence and managing feelings and behaviour.
Communication and Language– Learning to speak, listen, understand, and express themselves.
Physical Development– Learning to look after their bodies, and everything they can do. From holding a pencil, to standing on one leg!
In addition to the Prime Areas, there are four specific areas – Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design – which the children access through various activities and self-initiated learning.
By the end of the year, the children will have developed a range of skills and knowledge, and the ability to learn independently.
For further information about the Early Years curriculum please visit the government website at: https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage/
This guide has been written to help parents to know what to expect during their child’s first five years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the Early Years Foundation Stage.To find out more about your child’s learning and development you may find the following document helpful:
In the first half term, the children decide on the class rules themselves. These become our class contract which we all agree to follow to ensure we stay safe and can play and learn as best as we can. Children who choose not to follow our class contract are given the chance to think about how they could have made a better choice, and then the opportunity to make things better. Every day is a new blank page!
If you have any questions about any aspect of Reception life here at Ridgefield, feel free to come and see Mrs Barber or Mrs Neal before or after school any school-day of the week. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or the school office.
Here is an introduction to life in Reception - from some of our own children...