Throughout the Reception year, we continue to learn through the seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage. More information about these can be found here.
Child-initiated learning forms a large part of our day and involves children following their interests, exploring the engaging environment and being supported in their learning by the teaching staff.
We compile a Learning Journey which celebrates and tracks each child’s unique experiences. Over time it tells the story about your child’s learning, friends and their experiences with other children and adults. Our staff observe and notice each child as they play and engage with their environment. This helps us to support their individual interests, develop their wellbeing and encourage them to deepen and broaden their learning.
We move onto Phase 2 and beyond in Phonics (still using the ‘Letters & Sounds’ scheme) and begin to teach children the sounds different graphemes make.
Working with families in hugely important to us and we run several parental workshops through the year on supporting your child through the EYFS, as well as in Phonics & mathematics.