Early Years - Reception at St Vincent's

STAFF IN Reception

Class Teacher: Mrs Thomas

At St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School we see every child as a unique individual and strive to provide a curriculum that reflects this. Children are encouraged to ‘have a go’, be willing and eager to engage with their learning and to ‘keep trying’, this fosters a positive approach to learning. Our EYFS practitioners support children to confidently express their own ideas, preferences and encourage children to ask and answer questions and find solutions to their problems so that they can achieve what they set out to achieve.

We follow a play-based, structured curriculum which involves children learning through play. They are also directed to activities which are linked to topics and themes being taught. The activities allow children to have practical experiences such as cooking in our ‘mud kitchen’, playing with umbrellas in the rain or making potions and writing their recipes. We believe that the children learn best through a ‘hands on’ practical approach. Every day there are opportunities for children to express themselves creatively by having a workshop approach whereby they can select resources to make things that enhance their learning. Their curriculum is delivered through an indoor and outdoor environment. Children can participate in physical activities everyday such as parachute games, climbing, and ball games with their friends and adults who support them to develop an understanding that we need to be active to help us to be healthy.

Our curriculum links to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, with teaching being focused on children’s achievement of the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) by the end of Reception. The curriculum is broad and open-ended allowing us to follow the interests of the children. Children are taught the foundations for building all future learning upon, including the key skills of communication, working collaboratively, Literacy, Numeracy and thinking critically. If you would like to know more about the Early Years Framework, please see the links on this page.

At St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School we strive to work collaboratively with parents and carers, this we see as a key component to being successful. We carefully plan the introduction of children into our EYFS setting to ensure that they settle quickly and flourish.


What to expect in the EYFS

The importance of early number sense:

Reception Team & Our Classroom

Welcome Letter

Welcome Meeting

Curriculum Information Autumn

We provide an exciting curriculum that prepares children to become active members of society. We aim to inspire all of our pupils, to rise to the challenges that will enable them to develop the skills and personal qualities they need, in order to embrace the future with confidence. St Vincent’s has consistently high standards of achievement. This high achievement is a result of outstanding teaching and learning, hard work from the pupils and support from parents.

The Computing curriculum will be delivered by a specialist teacher. Curriculum content will be uploaded later this term.

Phonic Schemes

Government Statutory Framework

If you would like additional information about the curriculum please speak to your child's teacher.

Proud Cloud Certificate


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