Early Learning Goals

Throughout your child's Reception year, their independent play and teacher-led learning will be supported to help them develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in these seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Literacy

  • Maths

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

At the end of the Reception year, children's competencies in these areas are reviewed against 'Early Learning Goals'. These are statements of desired knowledge, skills and understanding. Information about the Early Learning Goals and what this looks like in a Reception child's learning and play can be found here.

The home - school connection

Kinderley's Early Years team use an online learning journal called Tapestry which helps school and home to record, track and celebrate children's progress in early years education.

Nurseries, pre-schools and reception classes are fun-packed and busy. From messy play and first steps to learning phonics and new games, there's so much for children to do, learn and take in.

Tapestry enhances this special time, helping teachers and practitioners to capture children's experiences as well as monitor development and learning. This unique journal is shared online with parents, who are able to see special moments and view their child's progress.

Text, images and videos can be easily uploaded via PC, tablet or our mobile app - anywhere there's an online connection. Every entry helps to create a complete story of a child's time at nursery, pre-school or school.

When a pupil joins our Reception class we invite parents to join the Tapestry family.

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Kinderley Primary we are regularly reviewing the vast array of information available to families in Early Years and we aim to provide you with links and documents which we consider most useful. If there is anything you would like us to add that you think other families might find useful do please let us know.

Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage

Another useful website that supports parents in learning games to play with their children to develop the skills they need to succeed at school and in life. https://www.easypeasyapp.com

From September 2021 a new Reception Baseline is being introduced by the government. For more information please visit: https://rba.campaign.gov.uk/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

EYFS Policy 2021.pdf

50 Things to Do helps parents develop their home learning environment so that far more children thrive by the age of five. As a result, more children develop the skills, language and resilience needed in school and beyond.