Our Reception Class have a structured learning programme that follows an 'Infant' timetable. Children at this level are able to focus for longer periods and morning sessions capitalise on this. There is an afternoon EYFS break time where they mix with younger children.
All of our classrooms in the EYFS have interactive whiteboards and high speed internet connection. They are positioned at a height that allows children to take ownership of on-line learning tools. BLAST resources are used in literacy lessons to increase listening and attention skills. This also builds confidence in the use of language and communication. Phonics becomes a significant focus within the Reception year. Approximately 15-20 minutes are spent on phonic awareness daily- these sessions focus on letters and sounds. At this level there is a mix of adult led and child initiated activities.
Books and high frequency words are taken home nightly as reading becomes a focus for development. Cooking and sewing play a significant role within the programme and children are encouraged to bring in an item of significance to them to talk about in front of the class.