This broad curriculum remains reasonably flexible allowing us to adapt to any particular interests of the children or current events.
Baseline Assessment in Reception
We have devised our own Baseline Assessment which we will use until the new National Baseline is trialled next year (2019) and introduced fully in 2020.
End of Year Assessment
The document 'Expected and Exceeding Statements for EYFS' found above show the statements against which the children's achievement is measured at the end of the school year. You will see both the learning objectives which are 'expected' and those which are 'exceeding'. Please familiarise yourselves with these learning objectives so that you understand what is expected of your child during their Reception year. Please also note that the 'expected' category is very broad, including children who are on the border line of 'emerging' or 'exceeding'. The vast majority of children will fall into the 'expected' band.
The second document 'Early Years Foundation Stage GLD for parents' explains that children are expected to reach the "expected" (2) level for 12 of the possible 17 strands in order to achieve a Good Level of Development (GLD).
Some children may achieve "exceeding" (3) in some of the strands. If a child is not yet meeting the expected criteria in any strand they will be given the "emerging" grade (1) for that particular strand.
PE takes place on a Tuesday (RH and RN) and Wednesday (RQ) in the school hall. Children will need a PE T-shirt and shorts. They do not need pumps until the Summer term.
They will be expected to become increasingly independent at dressing and undressing themselves (we will of course help those who need it!)
Please ensure that all uniform is clearly named to avoid unnecessary difficulties when finding clothes after our lesson.
Children are taught phonics using the Letters and Sounds resource as well as Jolly Phonics (during the Autumn term).
They learn sounds and tricky words in sets as shown below:
s a t p
i n m d
g o c k
ck e u r
h b f ff l ll ss
Phase 2 Tricky Words
I no go to the into
Phase 3 Sounds
j v w x
y z zz qu
ch sh ng th
ai ee igh oa
oo ar or ur
ow oi ear air
Phase 3 Tricky Words
he she all you
we me are her
be was my they
Phase 4 Tricky Words
said have like so do
some come were there were
little one when out what
Phase 5 Sounds
ay (play) ou (cloud) ie (pie) ea (beach)
oy (boy) ir (girl) ue (due/glue) aw (paw)
wh (when/who) ph (elephant) ew (dew/flew) oe (goes)
au (August) ey (money) a-e (cake) e-e (these)
i-e (like) o-e (hole) u-e (tube)
Phase 5 Tricky Words
oh their people Mr Mrs
looked called asked
should would could