In the Reception Class at Pipers Corner we believe that every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and has the ability to be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
We aim to create an environment in which the children learn and develop, providing experiences which relate to their individual needs. We foster a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers. The Reception children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and a stimulating and happy atmosphere.
There are seven areas of learning and development that comprise the curriculum framework:
These areas however cannot be delivered in isolation; they are all equally important and depend upon one another to support a rounded approach to a child’s learning and development. All seven areas are used to plan the teaching and activities to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full and unique potential.
It is important to emphasise that at Pipers Corner we also teach the children how to become learners:
Formal and academic activities take place alongside child initiated learning and are available where possible both inside and outside.
Alongside the EYFS curriculum all Reception children have timetabled specialist lessons with a specialist teacher. These are: Forest School, French, Dance, Drama, Music, Physical Education and Swimming.