Reception 2023 - 2024
Mrs Taylor Wattam
Welcome to Reception
We are so excited to welcome you to Egerton Primary School.
During their reception year children continue to follow the Early Years
Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS), the same curriculum as followed throughout pre-school and nursery (from birth – 5 years).
The three prime areas of this curriculum are;
- communication and language
- physical development
- personal, social and emotional development
These areas are strengthened and applied through four specific areas;
- understanding the world
- expressive arts and design
As your child enters school we will be completely focussed on the well- being and involvement of your child as they settle in and become part of their new environment. During the first few weeks we will enjoy getting to know them and helping them to feel safe, secure and inspired. In reception we place a huge emphasis on effective learning.
Our children benefit from a curriculum based upon structured play, both indoors and outdoors. Play forms a fundamental part in quality learning for young children; they structure their understanding through learning with enjoyment and challenge. Through play young learners develop an understanding of the world around them; they internalise, practise and structure ideas, concepts, skills and understanding.
Children learn how to control impulses, interact sensitively, develop an awareness of the feelings of others and the effects of their decisions and actions. It is important that children are able to calculate and take risks and to make mistakes, they should develop the ability to think creatively and imaginatively. In reception we aim to develop young, empowered learners who are learning how to learn. We support and develop children’s learning through planned play activities and through extending and supporting children’s spontaneous play.
This half term we will be teaching children through mini themes based around high quality texts. Our topics will include:
Please see our curriculum map below to find out about what we will be learning in more detail. To see our long term plan for the year please refer to the 'Our Curriculum' page
If you were unable to attend our Working in Partnership meeting on Tuesday 12th September you will find a copy of the presentation in the files below.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. We are available most days after school or you can email the school office and one of us will get back to you.
Miss Renton and Mrs Taylor Wattam
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