Reception

The Early Years Curriculum supports the children’s’ emotional, social and academic development. At Boundary, we aim to provide a stimulating and exciting environment for the children to develop the early skills they need through a range of creative activities such as mark making, malleable, technology, constructing and building, exploring, problem-solving and physical development both inside and outside the classroom. These approaches help the children to develop independence, the skills of problem-solving and critical thinking. The children will be taught key skills in reading, writing and mathematics through child-initiated play and focused led activities.

 

Phonics

At Boundary, we teach phonics using a synthetic phonics programme to help children develop early literacy skills in reading and writing. We follow the structure of the DfES ‘letters and sounds’ document and also use resources from Jolly Phonics to support this. Jolly Phonics is a multi-sensory approach where each letter sound has an action and a song to go with it. The children learn to write the letter and then blend the sounds together for reading and segment them for writing.

Curriculum Maps

Class Blog

There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

Or is there? The children in Reception have been reading the Gruffalo story and learning about what he looks like.They have been singing the Gruffalo song, making play dough models, painting pictures and role playing in the Gruffalo cafe. They also wrote lists of food...

Remembrance Day

It was a blustery day but the whole school remembered the fallen during a special Remembrance Service held outside the school, next to Boundary's  Remembrance  Garden. Prior to the service, Reception had been busy learning about why we wear poppies and had been...

Bonfire Night!

The children have been busy making fireworks using play dough, creating transient art pictures, collaging rockets and even doing firework maths! They were so excited and could not wait to tell us about their fun filled night watching fireworks, using sparklers and...

Halloween is here!

This week in Reception our classroom has been transformed!  The home corner became a haunted house where we could dress up as our favourite characters and create our own spooky narratives.  In the maths area we have been counting different halloween objects including...

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