At the age of 4 or 5 your child will be starting in Reception class.
The Foundation Stage is the first part of the National Curriculum aimed at 3 to 5
year olds. It is delivered at first through pre-schools, early years centres, nurseries
and ends with the Reception Year.
Play is the cornerstone of the Foundation Stage curriculum. Through supervised play
children are encouraged to explore, develop, imagine and investigate their surroundings
in order to start to understand the world around them.
The Foundation Stage allows children to develop skills, build ideas, think creatively
and interact and communicate effectively with others.
Reception Year will not feel like learning, most children see the Foundation Stage
as fun and playing. During the Foundation Stage children will be tackling speaking
and listening, singing and dancing, stories and counting. Foundation Stage is laying
down the building blocks for a smooth transition into Year 1 and the start of Key
RECEPTION NUMERACY TARGETS
By the end of Reception Year, most children should be able to:
· Say numbers one to twenty
· Count up to 10 objects reliably
· Recognise the written numbers 1 to 9
· Use words to compare eg more, less, greater, smaller, heavier, lighter
· Find 1 more of 1 less than any number from 1 to 10
· Add 2 small groups of objects with a total of 10 or less
· Count how many are left when some objects are taken away
· Make simple patterns and talk about them
· Name shapes such as circle, square, triangle, rectangle, cube, cone, sphere
· Use words to describe position such as over, under, above, below, on, in, next
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