In Reception we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets out the standards that all Early Years providers must provide.
In the EYFS learning is split into 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas. The areas of learning we cover are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
LETTERS AND SOUNDS (PHONICS): We also teach a daily discreet phonics session following the Letters and Sounds programme, moving through each phonic phase over the course of the year. In the early stages of the programme we use Jolly Phonics as a vehicle, which includes songs, actions and rhymes for each phoneme and grapheme to be taught. We then move onto securing the skills, aiming for greater depth and understanding, securing this in reading and writing activities.
Phonics trajectory (to secure phase 3 before moving to phase 4 and embedding):
Statutory Framework for the EYFS 2017
Curriculum overview: Reception long term planning 2017-2018
Medium Term Planning 2016-2017
Long Term Planning Overview 2015-2016
Medium Term Planning (MTP) 2015-2016
Learning Challenge Homework
Medium Term Plans 2014-2015