Welcome to the Reception page for 2020-2021
Throughout Reception everyone works hard to develop each child's capacity to learn, helping them to make good progress and develop excellent attitudes. At All Saints Inter-Church Academy we believe that children learn best through play and by leading their own learning by following their own ideas and interests. We want children to become confident, independent learners and we encourage and guide children in using their own initiative to help solve problems which may occur in every day life. Children learn an astonishing amount in their early years and we ensure we focus on how children learn alongside what they learn.
To enable us to have a deeper understanding of your child’s interests and ability, we do ask you to keep us informed of any milestones or activities which you and your child are proud of that may have happened at home. 'Proud Clouds' are regularly put in your child’s book bag for you to complete.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page for curriculum information, including details of characteristics of effective learning, letters and curriculum fliers.
In Early Years, we observe each characteristic of learning and encourage children to develop their learning skills and techniques which in turn helps them become the best learners they can be. Further details on the characteristics of learning can be found below.
The Early Years curriculum is split into 7 areas. These are further split into Prime and Specific Areas. Children need to achieve the Early Learning Goals in all Prime Areas and in Literacy and Mathematics to achieve a Good Level of Development by the end of Reception. These areas are as follows:
Personal, social and emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design.
The documents below give an outline of what children are expected to achieve at each age band. Achievement is split into 22-26 months, 30-50 months, 40-60 months. Throughout Reception, children will be assessed against the development matters statements which are found in each age band. At the end of Reception children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals.