KDPS Reception Curriculum:
At King David Primary School we believe that our Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial to developing firm foundations to be built upon throughout our school journey and beyond. It is our intent that the children who enter our EYFS develop emotionally, verbally, physically, creatively, intellectually and spiritually with an understanding of the Jewish Faith. We set high expectations throughout all areas of school life and beyond. We believe that all children deserve to be valued as an individual and we are passionate in supporting all children in our care.
Our Reception class follow the EYFS curriculum, which has seven main areas of learning.
The Prime Areas:-
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
The Specific Areas:-
Understanding the World
At King David we provide a safe, stimulating environment that allows children to discover, be challenged, consolidate and achieve their very best whilst developing their resilience and independence. There is a combination of adult-led, teacher taught whole class, group and individual support. Throughout all of these areas of learning and at the heart of the EYFS Curriculum are the “Characteristics of Effective Learning”. We develop the key characteristics of “Playing and Learning”, “Active Learning” and “Thinking Critically” to enable children to reach their full potential and to become independent life long learners. We get to know our families and children well using Class Dojo to communicate regularly. Our learning environments, both inside and outside are adapted to meet the different and developing needs of our children.
The impact of our provision can be seen through the feedback received by our parents, which is used to support other new parents who may be considering joining our school family. Plus most importantly the impact on our children who are confident, articulate well mannered individuals who love learning.
Our curriculum is designed to follow the EYFS Statutory Framework and is further guided by a document called ‘Development Matters’ that sets out the learning, development and assessment requirements for all children until the end of their reception year. In reception we provide a variety of activities to support each child’s educational development across seven areas of learning.
Early Learning Goals:
In the final term of the year, a profile will be completed for your child. This provides parents and carers, practitioners and teachers with a well-rounded picture of a child’s knowledge, understanding and abilities, their attainment against expected levels, and their readiness for year 1. Throughout their year in reception, the children will be observed and assessed through their play in order to gain insights and make reasonable judgements against the early learning goals. We will use the terms ‘emerging’ or ‘expected’ to describe our judgements. The profile for this year has been postponed due to Covid.