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FS: Mrs North

Your child’s first year in school is very important as it is here that independence, confidence and eagerness to learn; the foundations of future success, begin to develop.

Learning in this key stage takes place during play and practical activities are based on the seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are: communication and language; physical development and personal, social and emotional development.

Children are also supported in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

• literacy;
• mathematics;
• understanding the world; and
• expressive arts and design.

The children’s year in reception is spent in our foundation stage base consisting of two well-resourced classrooms and a spacious, exciting outdoor area where much of their learning will take place.

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We use an online learning journal called Tapestry. Parents/carers are encouraged to sign-up so that they can view and upload their child's experiences and learning.


Google Classroom

We use Google Classroom to enhance the children’s learning both at school and at home. For more information, click here.


Useful external websites

Small Talk is a website full of ideas and activities to help early language acquisition and reading.


Curriculum provision

View details of what the children are learning about by downloading our curriculum letters.