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Reception Class

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Welcome to Reception! We have lots of fun and learn through discovery and play.  The team is made up of Mrs Barrett, Mrs E Bruce and Mrs Lawrence.

The Wilstead EYFS Ethos
Our Values learning starts in Reception, where we begin to learn about ourselves and our worlds. We believe that children learn most effectively when allowed to experience and explore independently, finding out and broadening knowledge through their investigation and enquiry in an environment where mistakes are seen as learning opportunities. This is encouraged and enhanced through rich and meaningful interactions with adults.

We are passionate about and commited to making learning engaging, informative and fun so that all children are prepared for their next stages of education. Children learn best when they are learning through play!

Wilstead's Offer 

Our provision for the development and learning of Wilstead children reflects the four overarching principles of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2021):

A Unique Child
Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable,
confident and self-assured.


Positive Relationships
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.


Enabling Environments
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences
respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between
practitioners, parents and carers.


Learning and Development
Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework
covers the education and care of all children in early years provision including children
with special educational needs and disabilities.



The Curriculum

The Early Years curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning. There are 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas.


Prime: Communication and Lanaguage, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Specific: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Children are taught the curriculum through a mixture of child initiated learning and teacher led sessions. The environment is set up to enable the children to explore their own interests , learning the key skills within the curriculum.


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