Welcome to Reception!
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Meet the Staff
Foundation Stage Framework
We follow the EYFS Framework. You can look at it here : https://www.early-education.org.uk/development-matters-early-years-foundation-stage-eyfs-download
Phonics – We follow the Letters and Sounds scheme of work and incorporate Jolly Phonics jingles to help us remember the sounds and Read Write Inc rhymes for letter formation. These websites are useful. www.phonicsplay.co.uk www.letters-and-sounds.com
Maths – We follow the Little Big Maths scheme that incorporates Amounts (e.g visualising more, fewer, the same) Counting (saying, reading, ordering numbers) Learn Its (Number facts like doubling and halving) It’s Nothing New (mental maths like number bonds to 5) and Calculating (Addition, subtraction and division). You can find information about the scheme and its content here.
Literacy – We use Talk 4 Writing techniques to help us with storytelling, writing and understanding texts. We also learn skills for good listening and speaking. You can view the actions here :
Topics – We have broad themes and topics based around our Talk4Writing texts and use naturally occurring events to form topics for learning. We also follow the children’s interests to cover the areas of the Foundation Stage Framework and ensure that the children receive a full, diverse and well-rounded learning experience based upon learning through play and real life experiences.
In Autumn 1 we have the theme of ‘Getting to know you’ to help us get to know each child and to give time for them to get to know us. We talk a lot about looking after each other and the classroom and establish good ground rules to support children in school.
We also learn about how the brain works and how we learn. We use books to help children learn about the Characteristics of Effective Learning. We say ‘I can try’ and ‘I can give it a go.’
In Autumn 2 and Spring 1 we look at Stories and Tales. Our Talk4Writing texts include The Little Red Hen, Dear Santa and The Three Little Pigs. You can watch Pie Corbett telling The Little Red Hen here.
In Spring 2 we have Animals as our topic. Our Talk4Writing texts include Handa’s Surprise and We’re Going on a Lion Hunt. Click here to watch Handa’s Surprise.
Summer 1 is time to learn about Growth and Changes. We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jasper’s Beanstalk and other books to support this topic. Click here to watch The Very Hungry Caterpillar puppet show.
Our final theme is ‘Going Places‘. Our Talk4Writing texts include Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Whatever Next! Click here to listen to Whatever Next! and have a trip to the moon.