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Reception – Screecher Owls

A little message from Miss Walsham...

I just want to say how AMAZING the children have been for their first term in school. I am so lucky to be reaching such wonderful children each day and watch them learn and grow. You should all be super proud of your little ones and their hard work as well as how wonderfully they have settled into school in such uncertain times. 
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas break and a Happy New Year and I can’t wait to welcome all the children back in the new year and continue to watch them all continue to blossom into polite, hard working and very talented individuals 😊

Welcome to Reception - Screecher Owls Class!


Welcome to Peakirk-cum-Glinton Primary School. We hope you have a happy and positive first year in school. Staff in the Foundation class are Miss Walsham, Mrs Gibbs and Mrs Ringham, as well as Mrs Stevens teaching on a Thursday afternoon.




In Reception, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, published in March 2014 by the DfES. This Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and provides specific areas of learning we must cover in our curriculum. These areas are:

 Personal, Social and Emotional Development  Physical Development  Communication and Language development  Literacy  Mathematics  Understanding the World  Expressive Arts and Design

A vital aspect in the development of essential knowledge and skills is the use of continuous provision. This means that children are using and developing certain skills throughout the year on a daily/weekly basis. Continuous Provision practice and principles begin in Early Years Foundation Stage and support children to develop key life skills such as independence; innovation; creativity, enquiry; analysis and problem solving.


In the Foundation Stage we aim to make the children's learning as active as possible with a balance of adult and child initiated activities and an emphasis of learning through play. Observations on individual children take place informing the adults of each child's next step and we aim to develop and extend the children' s interests and motivations. 




Recommended Reading List - EYFS

Early Learning Goals: this is where we are aiming for most children by the end of Reception. Some children may exceed this.

Exceeding descriptors