Nailsworth C of E Primary School
Together, inspired by the challenge…
Do come and see either Ms Hynes or Miss Bell if you have any questions about your child’s learning. It is an exciting time when reception children begin to learn the skills of reading and writing. We feel privileged to be part of that early process and to witness those ‘light bulb’ moments when a child realises that the words on a page actually mean something, or that they can communicate through writing. However, it is very important for children to enjoy all aspects of school life and be active and hands on.
We know that parents and carers are keen to support learning in school. Here are some links to lessons that you can explore with your child. They all compliment learning that will be done in Reception Class this term:
We follow a government approved programme in order to teach children to read phonetically in EYFS and Year 1. You can find parent information here, on Little Wandle Letters and Sounds
The British Association for Early Childhood Education have published Development Matters. This details the Early Learning Goals which the Government feels an average child should be working at by the end of Reception class. The descriptors are displayed on the wall, outside of our classroom. This details the whole curriculum that children are expected to cover from nursery right through to year one (birth – 40-60+months).
For a simplified overview, you can download the Early Learning Goals for Reception year:
The Early Learning Goals are what every child is expected to reach by the end of Reception year divided into key learning areas: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics; understanding of the world; expressive arts and design. You can find out more about our whole curriculum via the links below.