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Nursery and Reception

Welcome to EYFS!

 

In our Early Years Department we aim to create an environment where children can be independent, creative, active, resilient, respectful, open minded and forward thinking.

 

We provide lots of exciting activities and resources with focused group and whole-class teaching so that lots of our children will meet age-related national expectations at the end of Reception: 

 

 

 

 

Listening and Attention

 

For children to: 

 

listen attentively in a range of situations

 

listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what

they hear with relevant comments, questions or action

 

give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately while engaged in another activity

 

Understanding

 

For children to: 

 

follow instructions involving several ideas or actions

 

 

 

 

answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences

and in response to stories or events

 

 

           Speaking

 

For children to: 

 

express themselves effectively, showing awareness

of listeners’ needs

 

use past, present and future forms

accurately when talking about events that have happened or

are to happen in the future

 

develop their own narratives

and explanations by connecting ideas or events

 

Moving and Handling

 

For children to: 

 

show good control and co‑ordination in large and small movements

 

move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space

 

handle equipment and tools effectively,

including pencils for writing

 

Health and Self Care

 

For children to: 

 

know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep

healthy and safe

 

manage their own basic hygiene and

personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to

the toilet independently

 

 

 

Managing Feelings

 

For children to: 

 

talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about

their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know

that some behaviour is unacceptable

 

work as part of a

group or class, and understand and follow rules

 

adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine

in their stride

 

Making Relationships

 

For children to: 

play cooperatively, taking turns with others

 

take account of one another’s needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children

 

Self Confidence and Self Awareness

For children to : 

 

 

are confident to try new activities, and to say why they like some activities more than others

 

are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities

 

say when they do or don’t need help

Reading

For children to : 

 

read and understand simple sentences

 

use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them

aloud accurately

 

read some common irregular words

 

demonstrate understanding when talking with others

about what they have read

Writing

 

For children to : 

 

use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways

which match their spoken sounds

 

  can write some irregular

common words

 

write sentences which can be read by

themselves and others

 

spell some words correctly and

others that are phonetically plausible

 

 

 

Numbers

 

For children to: 

 

count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in

order and say which number is one more or one less than a given

 

number quantities and objects, they add and subtract two

single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer

 

solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing

Shape and Space

 

For children to: 

 

use everyday language to talk about size, weight,

capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare

quantities and objects and to solve problems

 

recognise,

create and describe patterns

 

explore characteristics of

everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language

to describe them

 

 

People and Communities

 

For children to: 

 

talk about past and present events in their own lives and

in the lives of family members

 

 know that other children

don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this

 

know about similarities and differences between themselves

and others, and among families, communities and traditions

 

 

The World

For children to: 

 

know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things

 

 talk about

the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another

 

make

observations of animals and plants and explain why some

things occur, and talk about changes

 

Technology

 

 

 

For children to: 

 

 

recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools

 

 select and use technology for

particular purposes

 

 

 

 

 

Expressive Arts and Design

For children to: 

 

sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with

ways of changing them

 

safely use and explore a variety of

materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design,

texture, form and function

 

 

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