Reception (4-5 years old)
Throughout the Reception year, teaching becomes increasingly more formal in order to prepare the children for the transition to Key Stage 1. Activities continues to be a combination of adult-led and child-initiated, but, by the end of the Reception year, it is our aim that all children are confident in the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. Progress is continuously assessed and, at the end of Reception, the teacher will complete an EYFS profile for each child which shows their achievement in the seven areas of learning.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a comprehensive framework developed by the Department for Education in the UK and was introduced in 2008. It is one of the most well-established Early Years educational systems in the world. Based on scientific research by experts on early education methods, EYFS covers children's learning and development in 7 areas: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design. By following EYFS we celebrate each child's unique needs and diversity. We provide a safe and stimulating physical environment, challenging and play-based activities that reflect children's needs and interests, and good partnership with parents.