Mrs Lewis is the teacher in Reception

In Reception the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

The Early Years Foundation Stage starts from birth to 5 years old.

The EYFS is divided into three prime areas: PSED - Personal Social and Emotional Development,

PD - Physical Development, CL - Communication and Language, and four specific areas: L -

Literacy, M - Maths, UW - Understanding the World, EAD - Expressive Art and Design.

The children in Reception learn through Cornerstones topics and we have a new Book of the

Week each week around which the activities are based. We also follow a phonics scheme called

Little Wandle.

We love books and are lucky to have links with Bungay Library who provide us with topic boxes

to enhance the children’s learning, and we are able to walk there for a lovely storytime with the

librarian. We have a well used reading area in class and end each morning and afternoon session

with a story chosen by staff or children. We also have weekly visits to the school library for

stories, exploration and for the children to choose a book to take home for the week.

Each day the children have time to explore and learn both inside and out, as well as being

gradually introduced to more formal lessons on the carpet and in groups in preparation for

moving up to Year One.

Reception uses Tapestry, this is an online Learning Journal that documents children’s learning

and which both staff and parents contribute to.

EYFS Useful Information:

PE Day: Monday

Forest School Day: Wellie Wednesdays – the children are encouraged to come to school in appropriate outdoor clothing such as jeans or joggers and their school sweatshirt. They must bring in their school uniform to change into afterwards.

Library Day: Thursday

Useful things to send with your child every day:

Water bottle

Book Bag - with their Reading Book, Reading Journal, Library Book and Phonics Pocket.

Spare set of clothes - accidents happen (can be kept at school)

Coat - appropriate to the season

Wellies (can be kept at school)

Sunhat - in the Summer