Reception

Reception

Welcome to Reception.

In Reception, learning is structured around the ‘characteristics of effective learning.’ This means that the children learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking, which takes place both indoors and outdoors. The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) identifies seven areas of learning and development. These are divided into three Prime areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

and four Specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

The topics that we cover during the year are: Ourselves, Houses and Homes, Celebrations, Mini-Beasts and Growth.

The units that we cover in R.E are: Creation, People Who Care for Us, Advent, Christmas, Baptism, People Who Help Us, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Prayer. In school, we learn to make the Sign of the Cross and say our daily prayers. We attend Mass every Friday Morning and you are welcome to join us.

Children in Reception take part in Read Write Inc lessons to help develop their phonics knowledge. Once the children are secure with their sounds, they move onto reading simple books using decoding strategies taught in these lessons. We send home the sound sheets for your child to practice at home.

Once the children have become familiar with numbers, Maths homework is sent home weekly.

P.E. is on a Thursday and is led by a sports coach, Mr. Francis, from Evolve.

T. 0121 675 3319 E. enquiry@stwilfrd.bham.sch.uk