The Reception Learning Journey
The Reception year is called the Early Years Foundation Stage. We aim to lay the foundations for lifelong learning across the Early Years curriculum. The children have access to both inside and outdoor learning environments, whatever the weather. It is proven young children learn most effectively through play.
“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” -O. Fred Donaldson
Our Early Years team together to plan and facilitate meaningful learning experiences and opportunities for the children. We follow the Statutory Early Years Foundation stage curriculum, 2021, which develops children's learning through three prime areas of learning (Personal, Social and Emotional Development/Physical Development/Communication and Language) and our four specific areas (Literacy/Mathematics/Understanding the World/Expressive Arts and Design). The children's learning and development is evidenced in Area of Learning Class Floor books, individual Writing books and electronic portfolios on Class Dojo. Dojo is a learning platform that we use throughout school to share key learning, messages and key information, specific to each class. As your child starts school, you will become a member of Dojo and the Early Years team will advise as to how you you create a Dojo account to access school and class information.
Learning at home…
There are a number of ways you can help your child to learn at home:
See below 'how to help' documents for activities, ideas and games to play outside of school.
Evidence of children's learning or exciting achievements happening outside of school can be handwritten on WOW slips and sent into school, or shared electronically with staff in your child's Dojo portfolio. We love to see what your child gets up to outside of school so please share any observations of learning and photographs of key moments with us.
Open Afternoons are every other Wednesday until 4pm for you to view your child's learning or speak with your child's key worker or myself as class teacher. We will also inform you of lots of exciting opportunities when you are invited to school to take part in Whole School events, Parent Workshops and to learn alongside your child within an Early Years environment.
And finally……. We really want you and your child to be happy during your time at Skerton St Luke’s Primary School. Please feel free to communicate with us via Dojos or if you wish to make an appointment to come and speak to a member of the Early Years Team should you have any problems, concerns or worries or if you wish to celebrate and share good news, please contact the school office to make an appointment to come in.