Reception Curriculum Overview
In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in the context of an enabling and nurturing environment.
There are 7 areas of learning- Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication & Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive Arts & Design.
Every morning we provide the children with structured opportunities in maths and literacy. This was introduced in Spring 2018 and had a great impact on children’s’ writing and number skills.
Every afternoon learning is play based and practical. Children can access activities both inside and outside their classrooms.
As well as assessing children’s recorded book work, we also use a program called Tapestry to create an on-line record of each child’s learning journey. Parents are able to access this with a login. (Click the link at the bottom of this page for further information)
We have recently started to plan our curriculum based upon a project called ‘The Power of Reading’. The project has a list of books, some familiar but some very new and alternative. The stories are beautifully written and illustrated. We plan 2/3 weeks worth of activities per book. The activities cover all of the Early Years curriculum areas.
Children have the opportunity to fully engage with a story, helping them to develop their language and literacy skills. The stories also create a wonderful context for the play- based activities that take place in the afternoons.
It is important that parents and teachers work together to help children reach their full potential. We have termly parent workshops to help our parents support their children at home. These are always a big success and make a huge difference to a child’s learning.
Reception at Latymer all Saints is a busy and harmonious setting. Children enjoy coming to school and become independent, confident and able learners, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for their transition into KS1.
Children in Reception classes have PE lessons on Wednesday. It is important that children come to school dressed in active uniform on these days so that they can take part fully.
Reading books are changed and homework is sent home on a Friday.
Please click on the links below to view useful documents for parents: