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In Reception Year children follow the Early Years Curriculum. This Curriculum covers 7 areas of learning and development. These areas are broken down into various aspects.

Area of Learning and Development Aspect
Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Making relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behavior
Physical Development Moving and handling
Health and self-care
Communication and Language Listening and attention
Understanding
Speaking
Specific Areas
Literacy Reading
Writing
Mathematics Numbers
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World People and communities
The world
Technology
Expressive Arts and Design Exploring and using media and materials
Being imaginative

The Prime Areas are of primary importance as they impact on all the Specific areas and lay the building blocks for children’s development as successful learners. Through a range of practical activities, active and purposeful play and talk, pupils develop important social, emotional and communication skills and other basic concepts needed for their later learning.

We provide a rich and stimulating environment using both our indoor and outdoor areas. A balance of child initiated (free choice) activities and those planned or led by adults are offered.

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We link the 7 Areas of Learning through a Topic that changes each term and develops according to the children’s emerging interests. To bring our Topic to life we often have guest speakers and also arrange off site trips.

First and foremost we aim to support children to feel safe and happy at school. Reception children are allocated a Year 6 ‘Buddy’ who looks after them. We also regularly work together with the children in Owls Class, thus ensuring a smooth transition to Year 1 and Year 2. We work in close partnership with families, valuing the enormous contribution that parents and carers make in supporting their children’s learning at home.

Starting in Reception

Starting school is a very important time for you, your child and the school. We all need to work together to make the transition smooth and rewarding.

In the summer term prior to entry, we will visit your child in their pre-school setting. Pupils will then be invited into school for visits. This will help them become familiar with the surroundings and routines of school. During this period there will also be a meeting for parents/carers to discuss our partnership with you and talk about any worries you might have. We will also offer you and your child a home visit.

Pupils will be admitted to Shoscombe Primary School in the September of the year in which they are five. Initially, children will attend for half a day only. All pupils will be offered a full time place by the end of term 1 (middle of October) but parents/carers must not feel that their child should stay at school for longer hours than they can manage A happy start is important for a successful school career.

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Curriculum information 2017 -2018

All About Me Reception & Year 1 Topic Term 1 2017

Curriculum information 2016-2017

Reception Year 1 Year 2 Topic Term 6 2017

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