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EYFS in Reception / Phonics Information 2023 2024

EYFS Curriculum

At Pendeen School, children are taught in an individual Reception class and Year One are taught in a mixed class with Year Two children.
All children in the above age groups are taught phonics through our choice of DFE Approved Scheme - Read, Write Inc. - see guide for Parents Here
We believe that all children are entitled to the best possible start in their school life, both intellectually and emotionally, in order to enable them to develop their full potential.

We provide a fun and exciting curriculum that allows them to succeed as unique individuals and celebrate their achievements. We provide a place where the children are inspired and develop an interest in learning for life, within a happy, creative and secure environment.

We aim to:

  • Encourage our children to believe in themselves, while equipping them with the fundamental skills to enjoy and achieve in life
  • Create a stimulating learning environment, both inside and outside, which ensures each child achieves their full potential
  • Ensure that every child receives a broad and balanced education of the highest standard, and are helped to discover their individual strengths
  • Maintain a safe, nurturing, happy environment where every child matters and each child feels safe, cared for, loved and supported
  • Encourage respect for each other and for the environment
  • Create motivated, self-disciplined, confident, independent thinkers
  • Nurture the spiritual, moral, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of each individual for life
  • Build strong partnerships with families to create an open and welcoming school
  • Support and develop curious minds, nurturing children to develop the desire to explore new ideas
  • Foster a sense of awe and wonder and develop natural curiosity, so children enjoy learning in and out of school

The Foundation Stage Curriculum is made up of seven areas of learning and development. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas.

The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development

These are then supported by specific areas that strengthen the prime areas. The specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Further Statutory information about the Foundation Stage Curriculum can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2
For more information on what Early Years learning looks like in Reception at Pendeen Primary School, please select the option "Children > Class Pages > Kynsa" from the top toolbar where you can view our curriculum, take a look at the classroom and see photos of Pendeen children's learning in action!