In Reception, children are taught by Ms Mulry in Reception France and Ms O'Sullivan in Reception Paris. Reception is supported by Mr Olubanjo, Ms Ahmed and Mrs Bramble.
Themes and topics in Reception
Teaching in the Foundation Stage follows the Development matters ages and stages objectives and is reviewed on a weekly basis. These objectives are covered through topics and themes in the classroom. Each year, these topics change, according to the interests of the cohort. To find out the latest topic in your child's class, have a look on the Foundation Stage noticeboard or in your child's Home-School book.
To see the EYFS objectives, click on the blue wording below.
EYFS Curriculum Document
Reading and Phonics
Reading is an important part of daily life at our school and children are encouraged to read from a young age. Children begin to develop a love of books from entry into Nursery; this is also where we begin our delivery of the Letters and Sounds synthetic phonics programme. When children move into Reception, daily synthetic phonics teaching becomes part of the delivered curriculum. In addition to using the Letters and sounds programme, we supplement with some Jolly Phonics, to increase the kinaesthetic experience.
We are often asked which reading scheme we use with our children. As children learn to read, we believe it is important that children develop a range of skills and do not just read by sounding out each word. For this reason, we use age and stage appropriate books from a range of reading schemes. These include but are not limited to; Oxford Reading Tree, PM+ and Ginn. In Reception, children take home 2 books per week in addition to a library book. This usually begins after October half term.
Assessment in Reception
Children are informally assessed throughout their time in the Foundation Stage to ensure they are making good progress and are ready for a formal day in Year 1.
At the beginning of the Reception year, a baseline assessment is taken, in line with new government directives. At the end of the Reception Year, children are assessed according to the Early Learning Goals. To find out what these end of year standards are, click on the blue wording below.
Early Learning Goals