In Reception, your child will continue to learn by doing things for themselves, by exploring and investigating, watching and listening, talking and discussing, creating and communicating.
All children in Reception follow a curriculum called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and this is broken into seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
There are 3 prime areas particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving. These are:
‘Personal, social and emotional development’, ‘Physical development’ and ‘Communication and Language’
There are 4 specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. These are:
‘Literacy’, ‘Mathematics’, ‘Understanding the World’ and ‘Expressive Arts and Design’.
In reception, we work towards the Early Learning Goals (ELGs). This refers to level of development children should be expected to have attained by the end
of the EYFS.