Ages 4 to 5
Reception class follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The Foundation Stage is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.
Phonics and Reading in Reception Class
Reception Class follow the DFE Letters and Sounds Phonics program.
Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
Reception Class also follow the Jelly and Bean reading scheme. The children are given books in the scheme that only contain the letter sounds they have learned. Therefore children can read the books by themselves. The use of known sounds, simple vocabulary and high-frequency words means that the children experience success straightaway. Reading is enjoyable and children are well motivated and want to learn more.
Reception Class Topic this term is...
The children will be looking at what, how and why different communities including their own celebrate.