Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Children follow the rigorous and highly successful Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme, so that they will meet good outcomes for reading. We also use multiple high-quality texts alongside children’s interests to engage their imaginations and ideas further.
Each child has a reading diary and a phonetically decodable book based on their current phonics knowledge, which they practice reading to an adult regularly whilst at school. The children are given books that match their phonic knowledge in order for them to apply their learning with the aim of becoming successful, confident and fluent readers.
The children develop their mathematical thinking through direct teaching and exploration. We want our children to become confident mathematicians who can apply what they have learnt to real life experiences. In Reception we focus on studying key skills of number, calculation, pattern and shape so that pupils develop deep understanding and the acquisition of mathematical language, using the White Rose Scheme. Our children learn through games and tasks using concrete manipulatives, songs and rhymes along with pictorial structures and representations which can then be applied and used within their own continuous provision time.
At Park Way we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
· Unique Child – Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
· Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
· Enabling Environments – Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.
· Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways.
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