The reception class accommodates children that have reached the age of 4years. The reception classes are the real beginning of school life.
We take steps as guided by the national curriculum. Children begin to write down words and read from books everyday. There is much emphasis on learning the alphabet phonetically, and we teach our children to form their letters correctly.
Using bricks, blocks and shapes of all sorts, we add and subtract as well as tackle topics such as shape, space and measurement. Great emphasis is placed on correct number formation, understanding place value and not just learning numbers by rote.
We make a start with history, geography, linking them with science projects such as ‘myself', ‘day and night' and ‘Growing'.