In our Reception phase, we follow the Early years and foundation stage curriculum: Development matters.  In order to inspire and motivate our pupils and teach to the children’s interests, we have adopted an ‘in the moment planning approach’. To read more about this approach please click here. Learning through play is vital in the Early Year – through play children explore the world around them, make links with previous knowledge and learn how to build effective relationships with others.   For most of the day children are free to move between the two large Reception classes and the outdoor area. The environment is set up to allow children access to open ended activities.  All adults work with children in the environment to enhance their play, making suggestions and questioning children in order to move their learning on. Records are made of these interactions and displayed in each child’s learning journey.  These are shared with parents each term. Children have daily Read, Write Inc. phonics and maths lessons.
DFE ‘Learning together’ leaflets for new Reception parents

Children as artists Making their mark
Going out to play and learn Maths is everywhere
Making a noise for music Science all around
Helping children with their behaviour Numbers leaflet
The road to reading