Children in our Reception Class follow The Foundation Stage Curriculum and will work towards The Early Learning Goals, which establish expectations for most children to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage (i.e. by the end of the reception year).
Much of the Early Years Curriculum is delivered through structured play, both indoors and outdoors, where learning objectives have been clearly defined.
More information on the foundation stage curriculum can be found here
We use Read Write Inc as our recognised scheme for teaching phonics. This is a systematic, synthetic phonics programme in which children will learn to read using books that have been specifically written to go alongside the scheme and match the sounds they are learning in class. Families can click this link for further information.
At Geddington School we use carefully chosen, high quality texts to develop our children's comprehension abilities. We do this by explicitly teaching the comprehension strands as well as supporting all students to become passionate and enthusiastic readers. We supplement our reading programme with Accelerated Reader, an online system which supports children's reading through targetted texts and short quizzes.
We use the mastery approach to teaching mathematics to ensure that all learners learn and enjoy maths. We ensure children are fluent in key number facts and structure our approach to teaching so that children build confidence in thinking deeply about mathematical concepts and problems. We use White Rose resources to facilitate this approach.
At Geddington School we set homework weekly to support students in their English and Maths. We also have option extended learning activities for our topic work whcih children are welcome to complete and to bring into school. Homework expectations will be set out by the class teacher at the beginning of the year; the grid below outlines the expectation for the whole school.