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Starting School at Beedon - the EYFS curriculum in Reception

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Intent

  • We aim for children to have a “love of life and learning” in line with our school ethos.
  • We aim for them to be creative thinkers who solve problems and are given various opportunities to explore and learn.
  • We aim for the children to be good citizens, being polite, kind, caring and sociable with familiar adults and children.
  • We aim to support the children to develop a wide and high-quality vocabulary for them to use with others.

 

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Implementation

  • All children complete a baseline assessment upon entry to our Reception Class.
  • Learning is planned using the 7 areas of Learning and Development in the statutory Early Years Framework (2020).
  • Work for our EYFS children is linked to that of other children in Hedgehog Class.  Our staff use the Reception Knowledge Rich Projects from Cornerstones as a tool to support their planning and sunject knowledge.
  • We use a mix of child-led and adult led plans which link to the school’s curriculum plans and the children’s interest.
  • Learning takes place in different areas of the classroom and within our school grounds and local area.
  • We run continuous provision and any enhancements (shown on our plan in purple and if we need more resources to facilitate the children’s learning, then this is added to the evaluation in red.
  • We undertake observations daily, with wow-moments or talking points added to Class Dojo for parents to be included in their development.
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Impact

  • Our Reception and Key Stage 1 classroom is a happy, learning rich environment.
  • Children who join us in Reception flourish in their social skills. They quickly become part of our school family and gain independence in their learning.
  • The impact can be seen in the children’s play, workbooks, and their Class Dojo portfolio.
  • Every child is known at an individual level.  This means that timely interventions to support and challenge are given when needs are assessed through either school knowledge or outside agencies'  recommendations such as Speech and Language.
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