Welcome to Reception class and thank you for taking the time to visit our page! If you have any questions please see a member of our team!
Class Teacher: Miss Hardman
Supported by: Miss Garner and Miss Twist.
Our Early Years Vision:
Within our Early Years unit we strive to provide a happy, calm and caring environment. We adopt a ‘child led’ approach to learning which focuses heavily on children’s interests and individual learning styles. The ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach influences our everyday practice within class. The philosophy behind the approach promotes respect, responsibility and community, and a strong emphasis on exploration and discovery.
We carefully plan our environment and curriculum to provide a range of stimulating opportunities to promote children’s development in all of the following areas, which are outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance produced by the Department for Education:
· Personal, Social and Emotional Development
· Communication, Language and Literacy
· Mathematical Development
· Knowledge and Understanding of the World
· Physical Development
· Creative Development
Our environment and curriculum is based around children’s currents interests and developmental stages. We use a ‘pilot children’ system, which allows us to regularly zoom in on children’s learning. We also follow a focus story which is relevant to children’s interests. Literacy development is promoted through the use of the Read Write Inc phonics system.
Early Learning Goals.
At the end of Reception (the Foundation Stage), each child is assessed against a number of key areas called the Early Learning Goals (ELG). Our environment and curriculum is carefully designed to promote children’s learning and development, in order for them to achieve a good level of development. Below is a link to the Early Learning Goals outlined by the Department of Education.
In Reception at Grace Mary, we learn to read through phonics. We use and follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme to build knowledge and application of sounds in words to develop vocabulary and eventually into writing.
Read Write Inc. phonics is developed in sets of sounds and we begin with set 1 in Reception.
The link below provides more detailed information about the way we teach phonics at Grace Mary and some useful tips to support your child's reading at home!
Phonics Guidance for Parents
Please read the document below which shows our maths coverage throughout the year.