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Children in Year R are entering the final phase of the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ curriculum. Teaching and learning is focused on seven areas which are as follows:

Prime areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Communication and Language (CL)
  • Physical Development (PD)

Specific areas

  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Understanding the World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

Children work towards the early learning goal (ELG) in each of these 7 areas. In the final term of the year, the ‘EYFS Profile’ will be completed for each child. The Profile provides parents and carers, practitioners and teachers with a well rounded picture of your child’s knowledge, understanding and abilities, their progress against expected levels and their readiness for Year 1.

Your child’s learning and development throughout their time in Reception will be led, monitored and assessed by Miss Sherress in Chestnut Class and Mrs Cook in Juniper Class – these teachers are the ‘key person’ for your child – they are both qualified teachers and act as the main point of contact to all of the Reception children. Their role is to ensure that your child’s care and learning is tailored to meet his or her individual needs.

Your child will also be supported by three Reception teaching assistants, Mrs Riordan, Mrs Brinkley and Miss Sargent, who will work equally across both of the reception classes.