EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM
In the Early Years we have developed a wonderful curriculum which caters for the children's interests. The overview below contains an outline of the topics we cover, but the content of the topics are adapted according to the needs and interests of our children. To find out more information about our EYFS curriculum please see the curriculum map below.
For more information on the new Early Years Curriculum 2021 please go to - Key Information- Curriculum - Early Years.
Alternatively please go to the bottom of the page and click on the document 'Development matters ages and stages' and Early Learning Goals.
Every child in Reception is allocated a key worker. Miss Best will be your child's key worker.
- The key person works alongside parents and carers to ensure that there is continuity of care for the child thus supporting the child’s emotional well-being.
- The key person, and other staff, observes the child to identify how they learn through their play, their next aspect of development, what their interests are, whether there is any cause for concern or need for extra support.
They keep a record of your child's learning journey and update it regularly on Tapestry.
Reception text overview
Recommended Reading Books
We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books. These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries. These lists are chosen because they:
- link with our curriculum for each year group
- represent different cultures
- introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors
- ensure progression
- match topics of interests for our children
- tackle current themes
New to our school September 2021
From the beginning of the year, our school implemented a new Behaviour Policy which is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):
Consistent, calm adult behaviour,
First attention to best conduct,
Scripting difficult conversations,
We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.
Autumn Term 2021
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
This term will be looking at Diwali, Bonfire Night and then moving onto learning all about Christmas. We will be carrying on with our phonics and will be working within Phase 3, the weekly homework showing all the sounds we have been learning will be in book bags and on tapestry.
Thank you for all the support from home, we have loved seeing all the pictures of homework and all the wonderful activities the children have been doing.
If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact me on email@example.com
Autumn Term 2021
Firstly, we would like to welcome all the children to Parrots. We are all so excited to see the children start their journey into school.
As well as myself and the Penguins class teachers, Mrs Buckel and Mrs Goldstone, we are very pleased to have Mrs Crook and Mrs Wagner to further support the children’s learning and development. The children so far have all settled into the school routine fantastically and have enjoyed being with friends, old and new. The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the areas of our classroom, both inside and out.
The first theme we will be learning over this term in Reception is ‘Knowing me, Knowing you’. This will include the children learning all about their senses, their homes, feelings and families. We will also be following 'Letters and Sounds' for our phonics. We will be sending weekly reading books home with the children to further support the teaching of reading in class. We really value and appreciate all the support at home with the children’s learning and a strong relationship between home and school will lead to a very successful year for the children.
This year we are looking forward to guiding and supporting the children though their first year at school. In Reception, we have high expectations for the children in both their learning and behaviour. We have a positive and engaging environment for the children where respectful behaviour is encouraged and praised. In our class we ask that all children have a go and try their best in every task.
We cannot wait to show you all photos of the hard work we have been doing in reception but also all the fun we have been having.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the teacher
Thanks to all the parents that came to meet the teacher. Don't worry if you didn't get chance to make it as I have added the PowerPoint below.
Our first day in school!