We have three Reception classes and we follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum Framework ensuring the children explore, learn and apply new skills, knowledge and understanding. There are seven key areas of learning and development in EYFS:
Three prime areas:
Four specific areas:
increases children’s motivation, develops communication and language skills and provides them with a greater understanding of the world. In Reception we provide lots of opportunities for these experiences such as seasonal walks, visitors from the community, a trip to a wildlife centre and our local parish church. As well as this we have a wonderful outside space which is accessed by the children daily. At Birchington we provide children with a safe space to make decisions, take risks and challenge themselves with activities which are purposeful and engaging, in a variety of environments.
The children use the bikes and trikes regularly on the playground and they have access to our forest area, complete with mud kitchen. They also have a range of provision in our outside classroom, including a water area, music station, construction site and writing den!