In Reception we continue to build on the child’s previous learning and understanding through fun, yet structured activities. A typical day includes a session of literacy, numeracy, French or music as well as topic, computing, art and a variety of sport including ball skills, gymnastics, athletics and swimming. Topics often include investigations, such as ‘Ourselves’ as well as seasonal and national events. To support and enhance their learning the children cook each week and use the outdoors; they might build bridges to test or make boats to float in the gulley. From Reception onwards the children enjoy outings to local places of interest such as Bedgebury Pinetum and the seaside.
Reading skills are taught in class and we aim to hear all the children in Pre-Prep read every day. Early in the Reception year there is an introductory talk for parents where we explain the way we teach reading and how parents can support their children at home.