Welcome to Reception!
Rhythm and Rhyme!
This Learning Journey will focus on the use of rhyme in stories to help children with the start of their reading journey. Knowing how to continue a rhyming string e.g. cat...hat...mat...sat is a key skill that is integral for young children. We will be
exploring this through Nursery Rhymes, vocabulary-rich stories and in our phonics lessons. Through singing and music we will be looking specifically at rhythm, which is another skill that will help us with our reading. We will also be learning about key celebration that take place over the second half of the Autumn term to celebrate diversity within the community.
For more information, please see the Learning Journey Letter and Knowledge Organiser below.
Celebrating our Learning!
During this Learning Journey, children have been finding out about themselves, their culture and their family.
As a year group, the children have created a video to showcase the learning over the last 5 weeks. We have chosen a selection of photos to show the fantastic learning that has taken part during this learning journey.
Proud Black British History
During the Autumn Term, our Learning Journey will be 'Proud Black British History'. All year groups will be learning about a significant historical figure and the impact they had or exploring themselves, their class and their community. All the significant figures were pioneers and championed equal rights and opportunities for Black people.
In EYFS, they will be exploring the lives of people around them and comparing their own lives to things that have happened in the past.
Please see the Learning Journey Overview and Knowledge Organiser below for further information, home learning activities and helpful resources to promote discussion at home.
New EYFS Framework
We have started this school year with an exciting change for our 'Early Years Foundation Stage'. The government is preparing to release a new document of 'Curriculum Guidance' for the 'Early Years Foundation Stage' in September 2021. Our school has opted in to be an ‘Early adopter’ of this new guidance and will be piloting the 'New Early Learning Goals'.
Under The Early Years Foundation Stage (Exemption from Learning and Development Requirements) and Childcare (Exemption from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, the Secretary of State for Education grants exemption from the following sections of the 2017 Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework:
a) The educational programmes under EYFS paragraph 1.5; and
b) The early learning goals set out on pages 10 to 12 of the EYFS; and
c) The requirements set out in paragraph 2.6 to 2.11 of the EYFS relating to Assessments and moderation at the end of the reception year – the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile – which requires settings to complete the Profile and submit the same to the local authority.
Mitchell Brook will instead follow, in full, the EYFS reforms early adopter framework (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-adopter-schools-eyfs-framework).