Please see below the Spring 2 2018 curriculum for reception
You can also access a pdf copy of this here
Please see the links for previous curriculum webs (2017-18) below
Please click on the link to access a copy of the Cursive Handwriting Sheet. (Please note that the handwriting sheet is likely to open as a new page on your web browser or will download as a file – it can be saved/printed from that location.
As an Early Years setting we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. The EYFS has 7 areas of learning and development and these are split into two main areas: prime areas and specific areas.
The prime areas are fundamental, work together and move through to support development in all other areas.
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for the children to participate successfully in society.
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
The Unique Child reaches out to relate to people and things through the Characteristics of Effective Learning, which move through all areas of learning.
- Playing and exploring
- Active learning
- Creating and thinking critically
Each half term a ‘topic’ will be chosen as a starting point and the topic will develop as the interests of the class develop. All of these areas of the EYFS will be developed and explored by learning through play. The environment and exciting resources and activities available to the children, will encourage them to develop their skills and knowledge and the observations we make about each child will be stored in their ‘Learning Journal’.
A document with the aim of giving parents an overview of the EYFS framework has been published. It sets out how parents can support their child during the foundation years and to give parents more details about the implementation of the EYFS in Reception.
More guidance for how you can help at home can be found at
In Reception the staff record the progress that children make using Development Matters. Their learning journal will include statements linking to each area of learning. At times, the academic jargon is not always ‘parent friendly’ so the following document is helpful to see ‘What to expect, when?’