Early Years- Reception Class
Hello and welcome to the Early Years Foundations Stage All children have a natural thirst for knowledge and learning, and we endeavour to foster this throughout their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage and within Key Stage One, so that they do develop the deep roots, strong growth and the ability to flourish in their own and unique way - just like our vision.
Reception The children join Reception in September through a phased intake, this in our experience works well for the children as ‘big school’ can be a daunting place. The children learn mainly through play and adult led carpet sessions. When you enter our Reception class you’ll be greeted by happy engaged children who are enjoying learning. At the end of their Reception year all the children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals.
'We need to consider that young children learn in quite different ways [than adults]. They learn by comparing physical experiences, by interactions with other people and their own feelings. And they learn an enormous amount through their imagination.... Play is what pulls together the logical and creative parts of the brain. '
Professor Doris Fromberg, Director of Early Childhood Teacher Education at Hofstra University