The reception year (Class R) is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which covers Birth to Five. In Class R we develop and embed the prime areas of learning that underpin everything else to come. These are Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development. With quality adult support and interactions, play is the best way for children to develop these skills and so we give it the time it deserves. The continuous provision allows children to follow their own interests and adults engage with the children and model and teach through playful interactions. We love to be outdoors and take part in forest school on site.
The specific areas of learning are Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. In Class R children develop their early reading skills through a structured phonics programme (Read Write Inc) and through the sharing of many wonderful stories. They learn to form letters and write simple sentences. In Maths, children investigate the numerical system to 10 in detail and explore shapes and patterns. Understanding the World is the foundations of Science, History, Geography and RE. Children begin to understand and explore their world through learning about farmers and food, space and planet Earth and how different people celebrate.
Class R perform a Christmas nativity every year and go on visits within the village and beyond!