Reception 2019 - 2020
Beaver Road First
Start Day: 8:50am
Lunchtime: 11:50am - 12:50pm
End Day: 3:20pm
In Reception our aim is to provide the very best start in life for your child by developing the skills they need to become independent learners. We follow the statutory framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets the standards for learning and development for all children up to the end of their Reception year.
Learning through play underpins all of the EYFS and the framework is split into three ‘Prime’ areas of learning and development: Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Physical Development (PD) and Communication and Language (CL). There are also four ‘Specific’ areas of learning and development: Literacy Development (LD), Maths (MD), Knowledge and Understanding (UW) and Expressive Arts and Design (EAD). We believe that early learning should be fun, meaningful and accessible to all children. We know that the best outcomes for children occur where most of the activity within a child’s day is a mixture of child initiated play, actively supported by adults and focused learning, with adults guiding the learning through playful, rich and experiential activities.
At Beaver Road we encourage children to become independent and curious learners and our environment is structured to reflect children’s varying interests and individual learning styles. Each Reception classroom has different areas of learning, which provide children with the opportunities to embed new learning and practice skills such as Role Play, Writing, Reading, Woodwork, Sand, Creative, Construction, Numeracy, ICT and Continuous Snack. In each area, there are activities for the children to complete in order to consolidate and extend prior learning. The Reception children free flow between the five indoor classrooms and outdoor classroom. We place equal importance on the indoor and outdoor learning environments. On-going formative assessment is at the heart of our practice. We observe children which allows staff to plan experiences and learning opportunities through a highly structured environment, in order to deepen children’s understanding and drive their learning forward to the next stage.