Welcome to the Reception!
The Reception Class Team are Mrs Morrison, Mrs Dyas, Miss Foltanova and Miss Mitchell.
The Early Years Foundation Stage 2021 sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.
Teaching within Reception Class at Holy Family is based on children's interests and is carefully planned to ensure children are making progress towards Early Learning Goals, which indicate what is expected of most children by the end of the foundation stage. These goals are broken down into the following areas of learning and development:-
Three Prime Areas
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
Four Specific Areas
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
In addition there is a focus on the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning which are:
- Playing and Exploring
- Active Learning
- Creating and Thinking Critically
The foundation stage is important in its own right and also in providing firm foundations in learning for children later on in their schooling. At Holy Family we spend time getting to know the children, finding about how they learn and what they are interested in. These relationships enable us to build on what our children already know and can do. We offer a structure for learning that has a range of starting points and a content that matches the needs of individual children.
You can find out more about the EYFS by reading "What to Expect when" which can be found here.
At Holy Family we follow Supersonic Phonic Friends which is a systematic, synthetic Phonics Scheme which is fun, active and engaging. The children get to know the many characters which represent and remind us of the different skills we use when we read and write. We will let you know what your child has been learning through regular Supersonic Newsletters.
We use a secure online learning journey called Tapestry to record every child’s experiences and achievements which we actively encourage parents as children’s primary educator to contribute to. You can find out more about Tapestry here.
Our Spring Term information can be viewed here
Information about the Reception Baseline Assessment can be found here.