Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Cavanagh

EYFS Teacher and History Lead

Mrs Doherty

EYFS Lead.

Mrs Lee

Miss Leather - Cole

Learning Support Assistant

Welcome to Reception! (Early Years Foundation Stage)

Our teachers are Mrs Doherty (Class 1 and EYFS Lead) and Miss Cavanagh (Class 2) who are assisted by Miss Cole and Miss McLeod.

Our curriculum consists of seven areas of learning. 'Personal, social and emotional development', 'Communication and language' and 'Physical development' are the three prime areas of learning and development. The remaining four areas ('Literacy',' Mathematics', 'Understanding the world' and 'Expressive arts and design' are known as the specific areas. Below is a explanation of each area of learning.

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations. 

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. 

Literacy involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interests.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

We hope your child has a wonderful time this year and look forward to getting to know you all! Come and speak to us any time if you have any worries or concerns.

Thank you

Mrs Doherty, Miss Cavanagh, Miss McLeod, Miss Cole

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ICT games

Practise literacy and maths skills using a variety of fun and interactive games.

Oxford Owls

A fantastic website to read some Oxford Reading Tree books online and complete some comprehension activities.

Read Write Inc

Learn about the Read, Write Inc programme developed by Ruth Miskin

Phonics Play

A site packed with interactive phonics games for your child to enjoy.

Top Marks

A series of interactive games that support early literacy and mathematical concepts.

Great Little Minds

Fun resources and activities for children.

Foundation Years

Information about the Foundation Years from Pregnancy to age 5.


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