EYFS – Ash Class (Reception)

Our youngest children are very lucky to have a bespoke built classroom with an outdoor area which allows for free flowing learning opportunities.

The children cover both the Prime and Specific areas of learning, supported by an experienced Early Years teacher and Nursery Nurse.

The children do use the facilities of the main school building for lunch times, assemblies and PE times. This provides our reception children with the best of both world; a safe EYFS environment whilst being introduced to ‘big school’.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The children will learn new skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate understanding through the seven areas.

PRIME AREAS
Personal, social and emotional development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

SPECIFIC AREAS
Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World, Expressive arts and design.

The prime areas run alongside and support learning in all other areas, so these are our focused areas when the children start school.

We ensure activities support the CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING.

PLAYING AND EXPLORING – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.

ACTIVE LEARNING – Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements.

CREATING AND THINKING CRITICALLY – Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

THEMES
Teaching following a termly theme which fits in with the whole school theme approach.  Lessons are taught through a mixture of adult led, child led and child initiated activities, using both the indoor and outdoor environment.

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
DriverLove for LearningHistoryGeographyReadingScienceThe Arts
TitleAdventure TimeStep back in timeDon’t forget your passport for..Nose in a bookWe are scientistsThe Mighty Creatives
EYFSDo you want to be friends?Do dragons exist?Why do zebras have stripes?Will you read me a story?Are carrots orange?What’s that sound?
Super Learning DayProblem Solving WorkshopRemembrance:
KS2: Poppies
LKS2: WWI
UKS2:WWII
Don’t forget your translator for.. Languages DayWorld Book DayScience WeekGallery exhibition – Art Attack Day

Writing Genres

FictionNon-fiction
EYFSMark making; Writing short, simple sentences; Traditional Tales/ Fairy Tales; Writing short stories with descriptionsMark making; Writing names; Labels; Captions; Lists; Instructions; Brief recount

Meet the Teacher

Each class teacher creates a PowerPoint to share the expectations for the year.  The link to this presentation can be found below.