Foundation Stage Curriculum
Early Years Foundation Stage Vision
Every child deserves the best possible start in life andsupport to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’ Early Years Foundation Stage Profile - Department for Children, Schools and Families 2012
The EYFS Curriculum
- Playing and exploring (engagement)
- Active learning (motivation)
- Creating and thinking critically (thinking)
Phonics in Reception
Read, Write Inc
In Reception we follow the Read, Write Inc programme to teach the children letter sounds, letter names and how to segment and blend words.
During Read, Write Inc, we use pure sounds (mmm not ‘muh’, ssss not ‘suh’ etc) so that your child will be able to blend the sounds into words more easily.
There are video examples to support you in our parents hub online.
When we say words words in sounds, we call it ‘Fred talk’ and this helps the children to sound out words c-a-t cat, d-o-g dog. We use our ‘Fred fingers’ to put a sound on each finger.
In the autumn term children will start their phonics learning journey by learning the letter sounds in this order,
m a s d t I n p g o c k u b f e l h sh r j v y w th z ch qu x ng nk
This is a speed sounds chart which is sed in every phonics lesson.
Maths in Reception
In the Autumn term in children begin their Maths learning by learning how to count forwards and backwards to 20.
They will be ordering numbers, ordering objects from biggest to smallest, tallest to shortest and heaviest to lightest.
They will begin to identify 2d and 3d shapes around the environment
Your child will have the opportunity to learn to read, write and count numbers in a range of ways.
Pupils will use a number line to support your child when learning which number comes next.
How you can support your child at home?
Maths language is very important and you can help at home by describing everything, from household objects to signs in the street.
Your child will be given a key worker once they have started Nursery/Reception. This enables children to build strong relationships with an adult and feel like they are being kept safe.
In both Nursery and Reception children are taught in base time groups at points throughout the day.
Children will be observed and assessed during continuous provision. The room will be set up to help the children to explore and investigate through play.
These will then be added to yourchild’s learning journal.
To find out more information about what is being taught termly in Nursery and Reception follow the links below.
Or visit the EYFS blogs to see LEARNING IN ACTION!