'Children's progress in the Reception Year is good because a very creative approach is taken to providing them with tasks to extend and consolidate their learning.'
February 2016, Ofsted
At the beginning of the school year, Reception Class will follow a topic closely based around the children’s own experiences, for example, 'All About Me', 'My Family and Friends' and 'Starting School'. Further topics will be decided upon as practitioners get to know the children and as children show their interests and fascinations. Our curriculum is planned around the Early Learning Goals.
Festivals and important occasions such as Harvest, Diwali, Fireworks and Christmas will be included in topics as they arise. A list of special occasions will be included in the school calendar on the website.
Following discussions between the children and practitioners, parents/carers will be informed about topic changes via the notice board.
Every week we spend some time out in our wood in our Forest School. We learn to identify some of the trees and the birds that visit the wood. We use natural resources to create, build and construct.