Through a wide range of rich learning opportunities, children in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS/Reception) continue to acquire core knowledge, understanding and skills in the context of a broad and values-based curriculum. The curriculum plans for embedded opportunities to develop productive learning habits of mind, confidence in oracy and dialogue skills and curiosity in playful enquiry. In Reception the pupils spend the majority of their day engaged in Playful Learning. This involves them independently accessing a variety of indoor and outdoor resources focusing on the 7 curriculum areas. The pupils also take part in small group times each day working alongside their classmates and teachers. The Reception classroom provides a balance of adult-led and child-initiated learning opportunities so that pupils can progress socially, physically and academically while developing a love for learning. More information about the curriculum for Year R can be accessed from this page under the following headers:
  • Year R Curriculum Plan: this document gives an overview of the topics studied in Reception for the entire school year and is what the teachers work from when planning their lesson sequences.
  • Year R Additional Resources: this page offers a range of links to a wealth of resource banks to help you support your children with their learning at home.
  • The Year R Group Blog is published weekly by the year group teachers and gives a brief summary of children’s learning from that week, important notices for parents and home learning links or suggestions.