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30/06/20

THE best of news. We’re so delighted for all of those children and their families whose lives will change forever! https://t.co/sRgrZau651

20/06/20

65 pancake tosses for https://t.co/WPY1VLmWSJ

19/06/20

Wearing yellow with pride - our wonderful children and staff 🌹 https://t.co/937drnWA3s

19/06/20

Jonah doing 65 kicks of a football for the HPAD 65 Roses CF challenge https://t.co/WldbmgJvfD

19/06/20

Silva wanted to read 65 pages of some of her favourite books to help support Cystic Fibrosis https://t.co/2bQIAFFa4n

19/06/20

It's all happening at HPAD this morning... wearing yellow whilst completing a 65 Roses Challenge https://t.co/2zml1IdN4F

18/06/20

CF week being celebrated in school. Reception, year 1 and key worker children have been hard at work making roses 🥀 🌹 https://t.co/7d3rjWfae7

17/06/20

Mrs Johnson and Mikael and their 65 Roses star jumps challenge with Jadiael keeping count! https://t.co/am63AifmLd

17/06/20

Another 65 Roses challenge, this time by the great CF supporter Owen. Watch him do 65 laps of his road on his bike. Great job - well done Owen! https://t.co/HEaWmtLROy

16/06/20

Miss Foday doing 65 squats for CF week 65 Roses challenge. Well done Miss Foday! https://t.co/LDF8NndZnl

16/06/20

Miss Cowmey’s 65 Roses challenge - 65 times up and down her front steps 😵 https://t.co/XYdq8BERa5

15/06/20

Join us in celebrating Cystic Fibrosis (CF) week. Mr Maslin's assembly will feature a video, starring one of our very own HPAD pupils. Get involved with our ‘65 challenge’ & Big Yellow Funday Fri 19 June & donate to CF trust. Photos/videos sent in to us for our Twitter page pls https://t.co/2fHrop6x92

01/06/20

It’s all going REALLY well . The children are learning well in their bubbles and all of the staff are working hard. https://t.co/FcnEJ8MUtM

18/05/20

Retweetd From Malcolm Drakes

Really positive article in about and how is supporting our schools to open safely for pupils and staff so that some of London’s most disadvantaged children can resume their education

18/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

We are fully supporting Mental Health Awareness week. The theme is kindness. This week we are going to spread a lot of 😊❤ How are you going to be kind? https://t.co/JHurY3gFPu

18/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Peckham

Great advice from for Start a dialogue with your child to check they are doing ok https://t.co/a1QPm6pmkJ

15/05/20

Thanks to the children for sharing photographs of calm, mindful activities during school closure https://t.co/dxEGeOeohz

15/05/20

The latest newsletter is now available on the school website https://t.co/qxtG35kmjK

14/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We’re celebrating National Day on Wednesday 20 May. ? 🙏👇https://t.co/SUi8SK44Q4 https://t.co/HFYfVN6U6W

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Early Years Curriculum

The Curriculum

In Reception, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage issued by the Department for Education (DfE).

The curriculum consists of seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

There are then 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which are part of these areas of learning. If a child achieves these goals by the end of the Reception year then they are said to be working at the expected level.

To support children with working towards these ELGs we use a document called Development Matters. This breaks down each goal into different age bands and is used by staff throughout the year to assess how close children are to reaching the goals.

All of these documents, and many other useful resources, are available from this website: www.foundationyears.org.uk

In the classroom

Early Years learning and development is provided through purposeful play and through adult led structures and routines that build confidence and provide intellectual stimulus and challenge.

Throughout the day, children have direct teaching sessions for maths, literacy and phonics, either as the whole class or in small groups. The rest of the time they take part in activities inside and outside the classroom.

Some of the activities are prepared by the teacher and will focus on specific objectives. The children are also able to choose activities from any of the other resources available.

Teaching staff engage with the children during these activities and help to support their learning and development. Children’s learning is assessed by observing what they say and do during these times. This is recorded and shared with parents.

 

During the course of the year, our learning in Reception will be linked to the following themes.

 

 

Autumn 1

 

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

Fantastic Foods

People who help us

Let's Celebrate

Traditional tales

Dinosaurs

Space and Beyond

Changing and growing

 

Literacy

At Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich, we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning.  Reading is taught through our phonics programme and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home. 

Phonics

Phonics is the method used in most primary schools to teach children to read. It teaches children the 44 sounds used in the English language and then the letter or letters which make those sounds. Children are taught to apply this knowledge for both reading and spelling words. In Reception, children have daily teaching sessions for phonics and this continues into Key Stage 1. At Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich, we teach phoincs using the Read Write Inc (RWI) phonics programme. More information about how we teach phonics and the RWI programme, can be found here https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Reading

As well as taking part in daily phonics sessions, children are given opportunities to read each week either with an adult or independently. Children also have stories read to them frequently in class and books are often the basis for an entire unit of work.

Reading books are sent home with the children at a level which matches their phonic understanding so they can continue practising at home. They are also allowed to take home other books to read with an adult as this helps develop a love of reading as well as improving their understanding and comprehension. Research has shown the significant positive impact that reading at home can have on children’s ability and understanding so we encourage families to read with their children on a daily basis.

Writing

Children are taught grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting and writing for purpose. Some of this is delivered as part of the daily phonics sessions and also as part of the focused and independent learning activities. Children are asked to complete an adult-directed piece of writing at least once per week in their writing book.

We use a pre-cursive handwriting script which teaches children the correct letter formations and also the different families of letter joins. In Reception, we teacher pre-cursive writing from the beginning to prepare them for cursive handwriting later in KS1.

Writing is encouraged in a range of contexts and across a range of subjects in order to engage all children.

 

Mathematical Development

The focus of the maths curriculum in Reception is on ensuring children have an excellent understanding of the basic concepts of number along with a real-world understanding of maths through shape, space and measurement. Children are taught how to write numbers but the focus is on the understanding of mathematical concepts.

We use a focused programme of work which teaches children mathematical concepts practically first, before moving on to pictorial representations and finally the abstract recording. This work feeds directly into the mathematical learning the children will continue in KS1.