Reception is the final phase within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets the standards for learning from birth to 5 years.
Children learn mostly through play and games in the following areas of learning:
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
At the end of Reception, class teachers will make assessment judgements for all children based on their development towards the Early Learning Goals for each area of learning. These are shared with parents in the Summer term. Assessments are mostly based on observations of what the children show they can do. Children do not take tests.
Since starting school in September, our Reception class have been extremely busy learning around our wonderful setting. The children learn through enquiry based topics which have included ’Why do you love me so much?’ and ‘Can I have a dog yet?’ Within these topics we have learnt to make a family tree, bake bread and learn to balance a tennis ball.
During December we performed to parents and the school, our festive Christmas Production ‘Whoops-a-daisy-angel’ the children worked incredibly hard to learn all the songs and some of the words from the play, which was a great success!
Throughout the year we have also had a number of events which parents/carers have been invited to, providing an opportunity for the children to show their parents/carers what they have been learning.
For more information about what we are learning, click on the links below.