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Reception ( 4-5 Years)

Welcome to Reception



During my reception year, the grown ups will aim to inspire, motivate and challenge me as I set off on my journey in ‘big school’. I will play and learn in a vibrant and inclusive environment that reflects the ‘Anfield Road’ vision and supports the progression of my skills as I work towards my Early Learning Goals. 


The learning challenge curriculum is delivered through wonderful experiences provided for me. I will have so much fun while I learn through a mix of dynamic, hands-on experiences, supported by the grown ups who look after me. The grown ups want me to become an independent learner so I am empowered to lead my own learning. My learning will be enhanced with well planned activities and carefully selected resources. I will have time to work in small groups for adult led activities such as phonics where we use the Read, Write Inc and Talk for Writing. This helps me learn stories by heart using story maps and actions. 


The grown ups understand that the environment contributes to my sense of safety and wellbeing and this has an important role in supporting my learning. In order for me to excel, I must feel safe, secure and happy, both physically and emotionally. The grown ups in my class will encourage my independence and will nurture my confidence and self esteem. Our indoor and outdoor classrooms promote open ended play where I will be encouraged to explore the stimulating resources while I participate in effective learning through play with my friends. Resources are carefully chosen to connect with my interests and provide opportunities to safely experience risk and challenge, whilst also developing my natural curiosity to investigate and extend my ideas over time. 


In addition to my exciting day to day learning, Reception also offers inspiring enhancements to create new experiences and bring learning to life. Each half term my imagination and thinking will be challenged through provocations and reflections as part of our learning challenges. I will also learn an instrument, take part in enterprise initiatives and productions and lots more!


My learning is alive and I am nearly five!

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