Welcome to Reception
Every child at Mount Pleasant deserves the best possible start in life with support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Our children learn to be strong and independent through developing positive relationships. Learning and development opportunities are planned around the needs and interests of each individual and are assessed and reviewed regularly. We continue to develop a stronger partnership, working between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape the way we teach children at Mount Pleasant in our early years setting. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:
· communication and language;
· physical development; and
· personal, social and emotional development.
Teachers and teaching assistants also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
· understanding the world; and
· expressive arts and design.
"You have the right to play, rest and to be creative." Article 31
Meet Our Wonderful Staff
If you have any queries about our EYFS please contact the school or seek a member of our team.
We will be most happy to help!
Count out to 20 and recognise and write numerals
Order numbers to 20 and count forwards and backwards
Find one more or less by counting on or back
Name, describe and sort 2D and 3D shapes
Compare and describe weight/height/length then begin to measure the weight/length/height
Use and understand positional and directional language
Learn about doubling and halving, objects and numbers
Learn phonemes ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, or, ar, ie, oo make
Form all letters correctly
Orally segment and blend words and hear what the initial, middle and end sounds are
Read and write simple words
Continue to read and write High Frequency words
Write simple words, captions and sentences with finger spaces and full stop
PE is every Monday. This is a reminder for children with earrings - you need to either take the earrings out on a Monday or provide plasters to cover them. This is a part of their PE kit too. Please help your child to be more independent in putting on and off their own clothes and make sure all clothes are clearly named. Thank you!