Welcome to Reception
Meet our team!
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Early Years at Esh Winning Primary School
In Reception we continue to learn predominantly through play, allowing lots of time in the school day for the children to be in continuous provision. This allows children to build upon their own experiences, developing their own child-initiated activities and those important social skills which will serve them well throughout their school lives and beyond.
We believe that learning through the natural world is becoming increasingly important and our children experience nature regularly; whether that be visiting the school garden to plant, harvest or weed, or going to Forest School sessions in the school woodland.
Our reading is taught through the ‘Read Write Inc’ programme, a systematic phonics programme which we have found supports our children to learn to read quickly and with confidence. We read a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar books that link to the interests of the children and to our topics. Our writing is taught through this phonic programme, showing children the link between letters and sounds every day. We encourage our children to write and mark make their own thoughts and ideas in all areas of learning which allows the children to develop without fear of failure.
Using White Rose Maths our approach introduces children to maths concepts through real objects, then pictorial (pictures on paper), then to the abstract (such as calculations on a page). Concepts are revisited regularly to allow children to retain new knowledge and try to recall it later. All of our learning is taught using scaffolding and modelling so that all children feel secure and cement the foundations of their learning step by step.
Reception in Action
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