XII Apostles RCPS Early Year Foundation

Welcome to Reception

Meet the staff:

Reception class children will continue to follow the revised Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Within the revised curriculum there are seven areas of learning and development which are divided into two areas, as follows;

The Prime Areas;

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

The Specific Areas;

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

More information about the revised Early Years Foundation Stage can be found on the Department for Education website by using the following link.

Click on the ‘Photo story Timetable’ to see a typical daily timetable of the activities that your children will be taking part in.

Please ensure that you read the weekly newsletter that keeps you up to date on what your children have been learning about in school. The letter will also give you some practical activity ideas for activities that you can enjoy with your child at home to enhance their learning.

It is extremely important that Parents/Carers, as well as the Reception Team Staff are able to contribute to a child’s learning journey. There are two ways that children’s home learning experiences can be recorded. Parents/ Carer contributions can be made via the weekly newsletter which contains an ‘Out of School Learning and Achievements’ box. You can complete and return the form to school, so that your comments may be included. Alternatively, many Parents/Carers have now joined the ‘ORBIT’ online tracking system which allows you to view your child’s school learning experiences from home. The ORBIT software enables Parents/Carers to send online postcards which can then form part of children’s learning journeys.