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Ogbourne C of E Primary School

Our Early Years Curriculum

Mrs Cathryn Ramsden(1)

Welcome from our Reception Teacher

In Reception, we are laying the foundations for a lifetime of learning. It's a place full of warmth, energy and activity, with children learning the fundamental skills they will need to begin the National Curriculum in Year One. These skills include:

  • Literacy - learning letters and sounds and using that knowledge to learn to read and write simple words.
  • Maths - understanding and using number, as well as exploring shape, space and measure. 
  • Communication & Language - plenty of opportunity to grow vocabulary and to develop confidence in speaking in front of others. We also work on listening, which can be quite tricky. 
  • Physical Development - developing and improving coordination and control of our bodies. This includes gross motor skills (big movements such as jumping and balancing) and fine motor skills (holding a pencil or a paintbrush to enable delicate small movements). 
  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development - learning how to handle all those big emotions that little children have. We spend a lot of time learning how to behave appropriately in school, how to be a good friend and how to resolve conflict.
  • Understanding the World - learning about the world we live in and the people, places and creatures that make it so exciting.
  • Expressive Arts & Design - experimenting with different media and construction materials. 

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My biggest goal though, as the Reception teacher, is for children (and their parents) to feel safe, welcome, loved and excited to come to school. We look forward to welcoming you into Acorns class. 

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