Welcome to Sunflower Class
In Reception, the children continue to build on their home and Nursery experiences. Our curriculum is broken down into seven areas of learning.
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
The areas of learning are taught through our half termly themes. Below is our planned curriculum for this year.
Here at Stanford, we have a two-year rolling curriculum to ensure children in Reception have new and different learning experiences throughout their time here. Although we have a planned curriculum, we also personalise learning around our children’s interests. Learning in the Early Years is achieved through play. We record learning through observations on Evidence Me which is shared with parents and work is collected and stored in children’s learning journeys.
At Stanford, we have a focus on four learning behaviours, which are important to help children learn to learn. We call them ‘the Keys to Success’ but with our young children we use four owls to represent them. They are resilience, co-operation, organisation and confidence. These behaviours link closely to the Characteristics of Effective Learning. We also have expectations that we refer to with the children, which are to ‘Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Honest and Be The Best You Can Be.’
The children are taught Phonics on a daily basis using the Read Write Inc. programme. Read Write Inc. is a systematic, synthetic phonics programme, which helps our children to learn to read. You can learn more about this on the Phonics section of our website.
We are fortunate at Stanford, to have an amazing outdoor area, which allows us to learn through the outdoors. Children go to the woodland area regularly.
Ms Bartels - Sunflower Class Teacher