Foundation Stage 2 (Reception)

A warm welcome to Reception at Priors Hall  a learning community.

The Foundation Stage Team:

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Phase Lead: Mrs Charlotte Brazier

Mrs Nic McNab and Miss Brittany Moorhouse  Carle Class
Miss Lucy Nisbet and Mrs Sarah Dredge  Murphy Class

Teaching assistants Mrs Louise McAuliffe,  Mrs Andrea Ryzmski and Mr Lennon Mackenzie

Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage:

In Reception, we will be following ‘The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’ with guidance materials from ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).’

Your child will be working towards The Early Learning Goals. 
These are statements of learning that summarise the knowledge, skills and understanding that most children are expected to achieve by the end of their Reception Year. Some will have exceeded these goals, while others will be working towards them. We can only assess the children on what they can do independently and we will keep a folder of your child’s independent. We call their ‘learning journey’ as well as observations of their play and exploration on an online tool which we share with you and also ask that you contribute to.

A typical day in Reception consists of learning through play and exploration of both the indoor and outdoor areas. The children can free flow throughout the setting and the adults will have set up ‘invitations to play’ linked to the learning taking place that week. During our morning sessions we teach a literacy, phonics and maths focus lesson which are between 10  20 minutes long.

In the afternoon, we will have a topic lesson after lunch. Our literacy, maths and topic lessons will all be linked, and this is always based around the children’s specific interests at that time. All learning is directed by the children, as we know this creates the most engagement for independent learning and fosters curiosity.