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EYFS - Reception

This September, the children will transition into full time schooling over the first few weeks. 

As the children follow the transition timetable that has been shared with you, please just talk to the class teachers as you drop off / collect for your child's sessions. 

The children will be in full time by Friday 17th September 2021

 

Thursday 2nd September

Friday 3rd September

1:1 Drop in sessions @ School (tour and chat) 9:15 – 2:45

1:1 Drop in sessions @ School (tour and chat)

9:15 – 2:45

Monday 6th September

Tuesday 7th September

Wednesday 8th September

Thursday 9th September

Friday 10th September

1:1 Drop in sessions @ School (tour and chat)

9:15 – 2:45

Lunch taster session & Stay and Play (with parents)

½ Ladybirds

9:30-11:30

½ Grasshoppers

11:30- 1:30

Lunch taster session & Stay and Play (with parents)

½ Ladybirds

9:30-11:30

½ Grasshoppers

11:30- 1:30

Settle Session    (without  parents)

Ladybirds  AM 

9:10-11:30

 

Grasshoppers PM

12:30 – 2:45

Settle Session  (without  parents)

Grasshoppers AM 

9:10-11:30

 

Ladybirds  PM

12:30 – 2:45

Monday 13th September

Tuesday 14th September

Wednesday 15th September

Thursday 16th September

Friday 17th September

AM & Lunch

9:10- 12:30

 

All Children

 

AM & Lunch

9:10- 12:30

 

All Children

 

AM & Lunch

9:10- 2:00

 

All Children

 

AM & Lunch

9:10- 2:00

 

All Children

 

Full Time

All Children

 


Home learning ideas: 

 

The Early Years Foundation Stage is based around four Key Themes, three Prime areas and Four Specific Areas of Learning.


The themes are:

  • A Unique Child - Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

  • Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

  • Enabling Environments - The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.

  • Learning and Development - Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

The three prime areas are:

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

The four specific areas are:

  •  Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design

Core subjects are taught through skilful adult intervention in continuous provision (‘In The Moment Planning’). This is supported by a carefully designed learning environment.

Literacy in Reception

Children learn through self-directed opportunities to read and write that are then enhanced by experienced adult support to move their learning on.

Speaking and Listening is taught through role modelling of meaningful sentences, widening vocabulary, active listening and turn taking in conversation.

Phonics is taught through Letters and Sounds. Please see the links at the bottom of the page if you would like to work with your child on learning their phonic sounds at home.

Helicopter Stories is used to allow children to tell their own stories, which are then dictated by an adult before being dramatised for a group. This process then enables children to move on swiftly to develop their independent writing skills.

Maths in Reception

Children learn through experiencing number, shape and space in a practical way in the real world, before moving on to making mathematical representations and models with specially chosen equipment, before finally recording their endeavours on paper.  Maths Sessions are more focussed sessions with small groups of children which begin as the children progress through reception. 

More details about the organisation and delivery of the curriculum  of EYFS can be read in the EYFS Policy. 

Parental Support

We encourage parents and carers to also share learning at home with the school. 

The Tapestry app that the school uses as an ongoing Learning Journey for the children can also be accessed and added to by parents / carers at home. 

Please talk to the class teachers if you need any further details of how to access this