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Welcome to Reception Class 

This is an important year as your child will continue to develop their independence as well as their social and emotional skills. We will also teach your child to read, write and work with numbers. Most importantly your child will come to school and have fun learning about and making new friendships.

Physical Development

Involves  providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings

Mathematics Development

Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Communication & Language

involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Understanding the World

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive Art & Design

Involves enabling children to explore and play as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Literacy Development

Involves developing children’s abilities with their comprehension, reading and writing skills. Children will be introduced to a range of texts, from poetry to fiction and non-fiction books. They will learn to ask and answer who, what, where, when and why questions. Children will use their phonics knowledge to support their reading and writing and will also learn to read common exception words. They will develop good pencil control in order to form letters correctly.