Welcome to the wonderful world of Reception Class.  The Reception Class teacher is Miss Macdonald.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Harwood (mornings) and Miss Weall. In Reception we have our own class blog where we share our learning and ways you can support your child at home.  Please take a look and leave us some comments about our work:

http://bgl1.primaryblogger.co.uk/2020/

EYFS Curriculum Intent

Our EYFS curriculum aims to provide opportunities for our children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society. 

Our goal is to ensure that all children are happy and engaged.

We aim to provide an environment that allows each child to display high levels of concentration, creativity, energy and persistence. 

We believe that children need opportunities to initiate ideas and activities so that they develop the learning characteristics that will support lifelong learning.

Through the EYFS curriculum that we provide the children continually demonstrate their ability to:

Play and explore

Learn activity

Create and think critically

We hope that all children will be inspired and motivated to actively participate in the curriculum; experiencing enjoyment and transitioning into Key Stage 1 with the confidence and character to meet the challenges of an ever changing world.

Implementation

In the EYFS we follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum’ document. The children’s learning experiences are planned to enable them to develop and achieve in the early learning areas through play and investigative learning experiences. The EYFS curriculum is planned for the inside and outside classrooms and equal importance is given to learning in both areas. The curriculum is planned in a cross-curricular way to enable all aspects of the children’s development.

We are child led when it comes to deciding upon a topic choosing themes that the children themselves show an enthusiasm and fascination in. These topics are book led using quality texts as a starting point for planning learning across all areas.  We provide a balance between child-initiated and teacher led activities throughout our provision.  We believe in enhancing our provision in order to provide children with the opportunities to practice and embed skills taught during direct teaching times.

The characteristics of effective learning are viewed as an integral part of all areas of learning.  The children’s Physical Development experiences are enriched through some specialist sessions led by outside coaching teams.

Impact

We measure impact through assessing the children using ages and stages to track progress throughout the year and then against the Early Learning Goals at the end of the year.  We carry out observations of the children which are then placed in children’s learning journeys.  We value parent/carer contributions to learning journeys and they send in ‘wow’ moments on a weekly basis.  We also sometimes carry out more formal practical assessments for Maths.

Our School Day

We've made a short video to show you what a typical day in Reception Class is like.

CT Games Lots of fun maths games

Teach Your Monster to Read A reading game that makes reading fun!

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