In our Reception class, we aim to create a safe and happy environment which provides engaging and enjoyable learning experiences for our children. Through this environment, the children develop their independence and confidence whilst acquiring knowledge . The children benefit from timely, positive interactions with the adults which both support and extend their learning. Throughout the year children are working towards achieving the Early Learning Goals which are the end of year expectation for reception children.
We have used the DfE Development Matters document to inform our curriculum design.
Our curriculum is delivered within a culture of inclusion and high expectations for all pupils. All pupils are included in every opportunity to enable them to achieve well. This reflects the requirements for inclusion and equality as set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 and Equality Act 2010.
We teach phonics, maths and RE discretely and use ‘In the Moment’ planning to deliver our remaining curriculum as well as providing further opportunities to apply phonics and maths knowledge. Adults plan the experiences and environment to support the learning of our curriculum.
‘In the Moment’ planning encompasses and develops the four guiding principles of the EYFS Framework:
Each week a small group of children become the focus children within the class. Parents and carers are asked to provide information about their child’s current interests at home. This is a wonderful way for staff to engage with the children in school throughout their focus week. Teaching moments and interactions are recorded to build a picture of the child’s learning throughout the week.
Through observation and interaction adults identify any barriers to accessing the curriculum children may have. The adults plan to support children to overcome these and adapt the curriculum where appropriate.