Reception – Turtles

Welcome to the class page for Turtles!

This is where you can find out about what we have been learning, our daily routines and see what Turtles is all about.

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The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

At St. Cedd’s, we use the EYFS 2021 statutory guidance to inform and support our planning (long, medium and short term) and to enhance our assessment procedures. The guidance sets out the early learning goals which the children should achieve by the time they reach the end of the reception year. There are three prime areas (communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development) and four specific areas (literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; expressive arts and design) covered by the early learning goals.

Alongside this, we follow the KinderCorner curriculum which consists of 16 fortnightly themes introduce a wide range of engaging, exciting concepts (e.g. day and night are the result of the earth orbiting the sun). Themes build  knowledge and vocabulary essential for successful comprehension in Key Stages 1 and 2.

The day is structured to ensure that children gain the many skills required to be ‘school ready’. They have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through a range of structured and unstructured ‘Learning Labs’, enabling them to consolidate understanding of concepts and associated vocabulary. Adult-led focused activities and ‘planning in the moment’ are both used to maximise learning. Unstructured Learning Labs enable children to follow their interests. 

Turtles Curriculum Overview

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