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Learning for Life
Children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. This is the same curriculum your child will have followed at their pre-school or nursery. The curriculum is separated into seven areas of learning (three Prime areas and four Specific areas). These are:
|Prime Areas||Specific Areas|
|Personal, Social & Emotional||Literacy|
|Communication & Language||Mathematics|
|Physical Development||Understanding the World|
|Expressive Arts & Design|
Whilst the seven areas are separate, many are interwoven when it comes to teaching, for example, communication and language development can take place in every area. For more information about how this relates to teaching and learning, visit the Reception Class Page by clicking here. Take a look at the topic overviews and newsletters for examples of the sort of learning activities children will experience.
Assessment of the EYFS Curriculum
Throughout Reception year children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). The ELGs set out the required standard children are expected to achieve by the time they leave Reception. Mrs Hanks and her team make on-going assessments of each child by observing them in their learning environment and working alongside them. Tests are not given in Reception class but 'checks' will often be used, for example, to see if your child can read certain words or count fluently.
Keeping You Informed of Your Child's Progress
There are three main points in the year when we will communicate with you about your child's progress.
You are welcome to come and discuss any questions you may have about your child's learning or progress at any point in the year - simply speak to Mrs Hanks to make an appointment.