Early Years: Reception

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments. The four themes of the EYFS underpin all the guidance.

For more information, please see the Development Matters Document.

At Heath Hayes Primary Academy, we endeavour to ensure that all children in our Reception class thrive and achieve their full potential. Learning through adventures, these act as a vehicle to submerge our children into their learning. Children are encouraged to achieve independence in their learning, but will feel supported by adults and the classroom environment.

Over the course of the year, Reception children learn essential skills such as Maths, Phonics and Reading. Ensuring these skills are successfully embedded is vital to enable a smooth transition to Year 1. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to guide our assessment by contributing towards observations using our Tapestry app and through home learning activities.

Please see below an example of a Reception adventure.

Honk honk, beep beep!

With this adventure based around transport, children will learn life lessons about jobs they might do.  The adventure will focus on the story ‘Bear on a Bike’ by Hannah Shaw and explore the modes of transport.

EYFS Honk honk, beep beep! Knowledge Organiser