Welcome to Year R!

Children enter our reception classes the September after they have turned four years of age. Our children come from a variety of pre-school and home settings but we also have a very good relationship with King’s Pre-School who are adjacent to our site and often come and visit throughout the school year. Children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum which sets out the standards expected for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. There are seven areas of learning which are mostly taught through games, play and small group focused teaching input.

  • Communication language and literacy
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

More information can be found here.

To ensure that we match the curriculum and provision to children’s individuals needs staff use a ‘baseline’ assessment early in the autumn term to find out more about each child’s development. These assessments are mainly achieved through observation and children taking part in a short fun activity with a member of staff.

At the end of the Reception year your child will be assessed against the Early Learning Goals, again judgements are made through observation, evidence in their Learning Journey and their achievements within the curriculum, they will not be involved in formal testing. You will receive an end of year annual report which will tell you if your child is currently working at the emerging, expected or exceeding level in these areas.

Reception is the final year of the EYFS, as your child moves into Year 1 they will start the National Curriculum and be in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).

We hope in this section of our website that you will find everything that you need to support your child during the year but if you think that there is anything missing - please let us know via the school office!

Reception Curriculum Maps

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Please use this form to send us information about your concern. Don't forget to include as much detail as possible, including your name and email address.

Our School Aims

To understand that each child is unique- a gift from God.
To provide a caring, compassionate and inclusive community, our ‘school family’, where everyone is valued and safe.
To celebrate our Christian values and share faith, love and forgiveness as seen in Jesus Christ.
To provide high quality teaching and learning that promotes outstanding achievement.
To provide an innovative and inspiring curriculum which encourages each child to reach their full potential.
To promote excellence through collaborative work with our families, the Church and wider community.

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All Saints CofE VA Primary School
Boughton Green Road
Kingsthorpe
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN2 7AJ
Tel: 01604 715658

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