Welcome to Year R’s Class Page!
Please scroll down for further information of our lovely class where we play and learn together!
EYFS Lead and Year R teacher
2021 EYFS Curriculum
At Charlton Primary School, we believe that our Early Years Foundation Stage provides children with firm foundations to build upon and create life-long learners. It is our intent that the children develop emotionally, creatively, verbally, physically, spiritually and intellectually. We set high expectations for all areas of our curriculum and create knowledge-rich topics, catered to the children’s interests, to support the children’s cultural capital. At Charlton, we inspire children to have a ‘love of learning’ and support the development of the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’. We value the uniqueness of every single child that enters our classroom and ensure all their needs are met to help children to achieve their full potential.
Our reception class follow the EYFS framework https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/974907/EYFS_framework_-_March_2021.pdf and use the Development Matters as a supportive guide alongside the statutory framework. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1005585/6.7534_DfE_Development_Matters_Report_and_illustrations_web.pdf
The framework has seven categories these are:
The Prime Areas:-
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
And The Specific Areas:-
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts
Our class motto is to ‘Choose kindness, Always try your best and then you can be anything you want to be – you are blessed! This is embedded in all aspects of our curriculum.
Please see the our Long term plan, which showcases some general topics we teach in Year R!
We record the children’s learning on the ‘Evidence Me’ online learning journals and parents will receive regular updates of their child’s learning. Please make sure you have provided Mrs Morton with an up-to-date email address.
We love to Play!
At this stage of a child’s development it is still very important that children are allowed to play. A great amount of learning and socialising is done through both structured and free play. Please bear this in mind when your child says they have played all day!
“Play is a child’s work and the means whereby he/she grows and develops.”
The first half term will be devoted to settling the children into school and adjusting to new routines. During this time an assessment will be carried out in order to help support the children with their next steps of learning and for Mrs Morton to plan accordingly- catering for each individual child’s needs and class interests.
Although the children in Class R are new to school, we do expect to set the tone for the rest of their stay at Charlton School. With this in mind high standards of behaviour and a responsible attitude towards work and play are encouraged and rewarded. Stickers and certificates are given for children’s effort and excellence on a weekly basis. Parents are also updated on their child’s achievements in school via the ‘Evidence Me’ app and most recent learning journal notifications. Parents can also send updates on their child’s accomplishments from home, using the ‘Evidence Me’ app.
1. We listen to our teachers
2. We speak kind words
3. We have kind hands and feet
4. We keep our classroom tidy
5. We walk in school
6. We always tell the truth
In Reception, a system of rewarding good behaviour is in place. Each child in the class has a clothes peg with their name written on it. This peg is clipped onto a ‘sunshine’ – if a child keeps all of the class rules they stay on the sunshine. If they break one of the rules their peg moved from the sunshine onto the ‘sad cloud’. Once on the cloud, a child can move back onto the sunshine by proving they can keep the class rules the next day. If they are super they can go on the star for the day. Their name will be put into a prize draw and winners will be announced weekly.
Reading and phonics!
We are very excited to announce are currently changing our Phonics scheme to ‘Little Wandle’. You can find more about this in September 2022!
If you need to speak to the class teacher about any aspect of your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange a telephone appointment.