Curriculum  »  Early Years

Rabbits is a class of Reception and Year 1. Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). Please see below for our long term plans. Topic webs will be uploaded at the start of each term.
Long Term Planning

Rabbits is a class of Reception and Year 1. Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). Please see below for our long term plans. Topic webs will be uploaded at the start of each term.

Early Years Foundation Stage

EYFS Statutory Framework Link
EYFS Parent Guide

Our Reception children learn following the Early Years Foundation Stage. This runs from birth until the end of reception year when children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals. There are seven areas of learning:

Prime Areas
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication and language
Physical Development

Specific Areas
Literacy
Mathematics
Knowledge of the World
Expressive Arts and Design


Children are given a wide range of learning opportunities. The most effective way young children learn is through play, this can be child-initiated or adult-initiated. We have a range of areas in our classroom for this purpose:
Reading Corner
Writing Workshop (Current theme: Terrific Transport)
Listening Den
Role Play (Current Theme: Dinosaur Dig)
Indoor Building Site
Creative Table
Malleable Table
Investigation Table
Small World
Mathematics Challenge
Fine Motor Challenge
Computer
Smartboard
Mathematics Resource Area
Table Tops for further activities
Carpet area for further activities






Th
ese areas of learning are changed regularly based on topics, learning intentions or children's interests. During 'Choosing' time, children are given free access to the areas. Adults observe, extend and question children as appropriate

In Eary Years it is also important f
or children to have access to the outside environment. We are lucky to have our own small outdoor area. Similarly, there are a range of areas:
Mark Making - chalk board, clip boards
Sand Area
Water Tray
Growing Area
Fairy Garden
Outdoor Building Site
Table top for further activities





Reception children also take part in Muddy Monday on our top field. You will find out more about this when you child starts school.



Children also learn by taking part in adult-guided activities. This may be a carpet lesson or a group session. Children are guided to learn through a variety of ways in such sessions - speaking, listening, writing, reading, exploring, engaging, creating.