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Reception Class

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Successful development in this area gives children the best opportunity for success in all other areas of learning. Within the school’s Christian ethos children begin to know who they are, where they fit in and can feel good about themselves. They also need to develop respect for others, get on with others and enjoy learning.

Communication, Language and Literacy

Children will be encouraged to listen and talk about their experiences with each other and will begin to express their feelings, ideas and needs. They will enjoy stories, poems and rhymes and act them out. They start to share books and begin to read at first their own names and signs in the class and later on an Oxford Tree reading Book. They will use ‘Jolly Phonic’ skills to recognise letter sounds and they will begin to write for a variety of purposes.