St John's C of E Primary School, Caterham

St Johns Caterham

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Reception Curriculum

In Reception, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage issued by the Department for Education (DfE).

The curriculum consists of seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

There are then 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which are part of these areas of learning. If a child achieves these goals by the end of the Reception year then they are said to be working at the expected level.

Early Years learning and development is provided through purposeful play and through adult led structures and routines that build confidence and provide intellectual stimulus and challenge.

Throughout the day, children have direct teaching sessions for maths, literacy and phonics, either as the whole class or in small groups. The rest of the time they take part in activities inside and outside the classroom.

Some of the activities are prepared by the teacher and will focus on specific objectives. The children are also able to choose activities from any of the other resources available.

Topic Work

Autumn 1 - Do You Want To Be Friends?

Useful Words

Book List

Autumn 2 - Why Do Squirrels Hide Their Nuts?

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Book List

Websites To Visit 

Spring 1 -  What Happens When I fall Asleep?

Overview

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Book List

Websites To Visit 

 

Spring 2 -  Do Cows Drink Milk?

Useful Words

Book List

Websites To Visit 

 

Summer 1- What Can You See In The Summer?

Useful Words

Book List

 

Summer 2- Why Do Ladybirds Have Spots?

Useful Words

Book List