Reception is where your child will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through a combination of both focussed teacher led sessions and play based learning.
Teacher led sessions are taught throughout the day and aim to develop your child’s skills and knowledge in all curriculum areas. It is here that we come together in small groups to learn. Children are then encouraged to practice these skills and develop their knowledge and understanding through a wide variety of activities and experiences within our early years setting.
Play is very important to your child’s development and is an integral part of a child’s Early Years Foundation Stage. Children will develop their language skills, emotions and social skills through the power of play. Play also helps to nurture creativity and imagination and gives children a sense of adventure. Your child will learn in both our indoor and outdoor classrooms and in these different environments will explore and discover their immediate world. They will be given opportunities to develop their imagination, practice new ideas or skills taught and solve problems. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing and therefore develop concentration, resilience and perseverance.
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is organised to take care of and develop the whole child and not just their academic learning. Our Foundation curriculum covers the following:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development;
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language;
- Understanding the World;
- Expressive Arts and Design.
The prime areas underpin the specific areas and lay the foundations for children’s success in all other areas of learning. The specific areas provide the range of experiences and opportunities for children to broaden their knowledge and skills.