Reception

We are Early Years! We're passionate about outdoor learning, problem solving and investigating all kinds of exciting learning opportunities. It is important that our children have an exciting environment where they feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning.

Our Learning Heroes guide us through the day and encourage us to employ the characteristics of effective learning. Each day we try to be like the 'Have a go Hero,' and try new challenges while 'Captain Keep it Up,' encourages us to keep trying when we don't succeed the first time. ‘Agent Ideas’ reminds us to share our ideas and explore different ways of approaching tasks, whilst 'Fantastic Focus' encourages us to maintain concentration on our tasks.

We are a free flow unit which means we are able to tackle our challenges in our preferred order, at the level we feel most comfortable. Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in the set tasks.  Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities which support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical skills. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as in our writing books, learning journeys, observations, photos and 'Tapestry', so our grown ups can keep updated on what we have been learning.

Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Projector Art

This week in Early Years we have been learning about the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children have loved talking about the characters, what they look like, and have been writing “Wow” words to describe them in a sentence.

The children worked in small groups to produce a troll and three Billy Goats to display in the classroom alongside their beautiful handwriting. An image of each character was projected onto a flip chart and the children traced around the silhouette independently. They needed to use their problem solving skills and work out a particular way of standing so they didn’t block the light with their own shadow. Next they painted the characters and added embellishments such as eyelashes, hair and nails. Although each class produced four characters, they were all unique in their own way.

Why don’t you come and find our displays in the classrooms? Which grumpy troll is your favourite?

Reception Curriculum

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