The Reception Learning Journey
The Reception year is called the Foundation Stage. We aim to lay the foundations for lifelong learning across the Early Years curriculum. The children have access to both the inside and outside learning environments. 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 staff work together as a team and plan meaningful learning opportunities for the children. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which develops children’s learning through three prime areas of learning (Personal, Social and Emotional Development / Physical Development/Communication and Language) and four specific areas (Literacy/Mathematics/ Understanding the World /Expressive Arts and Design). The children’s learning and development is evidenced in their Learning Journeys and Writing books.
Learning at home…
There are a number of ways you can help your child to learn at home:
Talk to your child about what they have been learning in school.
Read daily with your child (Just five minutes a day can make a great difference!)
Play games with your children.
When you are out and about, notice numbers, street signs and other interests around the environment. Use them to make learning purposeful and real!
Remember to share any learning or exciting activities that you have been doing at home with school by filling in the WOW slips! Please bring in any observations, photographs or work to stick into your child’s Learning Journey! We hold Open Afternoons after school each Wednesday until 4pm for you to view your child’s learning or speak with your child’s key worker or myself as class teacher.
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 come and talk to any member of the Early Years Team should you have any problems, concerns or worries or if you wish to celebrate and share good news.