PRE-SCHOOL 1 & 2 NURSERY RECEPTION YEAR 1
RECEPTION

This is the second year of the Early Years Foundation Stage. For those who have not experienced Nursery, there will be an assessment and the programme adjusted accordingly. For those who have completed the Nursery year, the programme will start as follows:

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

  • For those children for whom English is a second language, there will be regular structured English sessions dependent on the level already reached.
  • Pre writing will continue for those with little previous school experience. This will include: eye hand control exercises, tracing ,colouring/painting within lines, pencil grip and control, writing patterns, drawing, start making own marks on paper – emergent  writing, writing of their own names.
  • For those who have mastered the above, they will be introduced to the formation of letters , daily news with the teacher as scribe and children joining in as and when they are able.
  • The use of the capital letter and full stop.

PREPARATION FOR READING

  • Visual discriminatory exercises
  • Sequencing
  • Memory training
  • Labels around the room
  • Recognition of friends’ names
  • Auditory training – sound lotto, rhyming words, I Spy, odd one out eg cat, car, baby, cow
  • Encourage an interest in books through stories and use of the library

READING

  • Introduction of sounds
  • Blending of CVC words  
  • Consonant digraphs and blends
  • High frequency words and key words from the Oxford Reading Tree
  • The children will read from the Oxford Reading Tree and simple books from the library

NUMERACY

  • Sorting, sequencing and pattern making
  • Counting, recognition and writing of  numbers 1-10  and then to 20
  • Odd and even numbers
  • Build up of mathematical language
  • Build up of number facts 1 to 10 and be able to use them when adding and subtracting
  • Doubles of numbers
  • Problem solving using mathematical knowledge to date
  • Estimating, measuring, weighing using non standard measurements
  • The days of the week, months of the year and telling the time to the hour

KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD

Each term the children will be introduced to one or two topics to stimulate their interests in the world about them, to encourage curiosity and questioning skills and a desire to find out more.  This will include the subjects of science, history and geography .

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

In art the children will continue to work with different materials and stimuli, mainly related to the topics.

They will learn about different artists and techniques. They will continue developing creativity through dance, drama and music.

FRENCH

Children who only speak English will continue to have French lessons as per Nursery.

PHYSICAL

Children will experience dance with a specialist and a PE lesson each week with their class teacher. These lessons take place in our purpose built hall.

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