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Fairchildes Academy Community Trust

Fairchildes Academy Community Trust

Reception

Class R1  
Class Teacher Miss Wright
Teaching Assistant Mrs New
   
Class R2  
Class Teacher Mrs Bathmaker
Teaching Assistant Mrs Brett
   
Teaching Assistants across Reception Miss Bashford
  Miss Oakshott

Reception Curriculum Map 2016-2017

Autumn 1st Half Term

Traditional Tales

Personal and Social and Emotional

Communication and Language

Mathematics

These themes have been chosen to ensure that there is opportunity to cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Although specific areas of the curriculum have been highlighted we plan for all of the areas to enable children to experience a variety of play-based activities during their time in Reception

 

Autumn 2nd Half Term

Festivals/celebrations

Understanding the World

Personal and Social and Emotional

Communication and Language

Expressive Arts and Design

Spring 1st Half Term Family and Ourselves

Literacy

Expressive Arts and Design

Physical Development

Communication and Language

Spring 2nd Half Term People Who Help Us

Understanding the World

Literacy

Mathematics

Personal and Social and Emotional

Communication and Language

Summer 1st Half Term

Superheroes/Dinosaurs

Physical Development

Understanding the World

Literacy

Expressive Arts and Design

Mathematics

Summer 2nd Half Term

Minibeasts

Literacy

Communication and Language

Mathematics

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Physical Development

In Reception, our dedicated teachers encourage and promote ‘active’ learning throughout all the areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum, celebrating each child’s achievements and preparing them for a smooth and happy transition into Key Stage 1. The children’s learning tends to follow their interests and what enthuses them. We tailor each cohorts planning to the children’s individuals needs and requirements. We stream our phonics teaching to ensure the children are receiving the best possible start to their education.

We provide oracy sessions on a weekly basis for children who need a little bit of extra support with speaking and listening. At Fairchildes we place a big emphasis on our cursive style writing and this is prominent feature in our reception classrooms. It can be a little scary at first, but the children soon pick it up and enjoy using the very ‘grown up’ script.

We put a strong emphasis on building social skills and recognise that each child brings a different talent to our school.  These qualities help to make our reception a fascinating learning environment.

Most Nursery children transfer into Reception from our nursery in the September following their fourth birthday and are joined by children from other local nurseries.

Reception children continue to have easy access to the extensive outdoor learning environment and take part in specialist subject areas of the curriculum such as PE, Music, Forest School and our very own Edible Garden. The reception classes attend a weekly music session with our dedicated music specialist as well as weekly PE session with a PE coach. In addition, all children prepare for the annual Reception Sports Day held in the grounds to demonstrate skills developed throughout the year.

In our Early Years setting we understand the importance of an effective start to a child’s education. We offer a fun, stimulating and caring environment allowing the children space to grow independently and develop the confidence needed to take on new challenges.

In the final term of the Reception Year each child is assessed against the Early Learning Goals and the results of these assessments are submitted to the Local Authority in the form of the Early Years Profile, as well as being shared with parents and carers alongside the end of year report. This report is shared with the pupils’ Year 1 teachers to ensure a smooth transition into their next phase of education.