In Reception, we begin building foundations and developing skills that encourage students to start thinking about their interests and aspirations. Often when we ask our children in their first year of school what they did that day, they’ll answer that they ‘played’ and ‘ate lunch’. Although this is true to some extent, we use activities and play to focus on exploring different scenarios and situations that can help develop the brain, without your children realising they are learning vital decision-making and cognitive skills.
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)
In PSHE, students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. PSHE focuses on vital skills that prepare our pupils for life and work. We strengthen essential knowledge that can aid relationships, help them behave responsibly and understand their peers and environment.
Special Jobs for Special People
Students focus on jobs people do that help us, varying from the greengrocer in the local shop to hospital doctors. Parents come in to talk about their jobs to pupils in reception and give a more comprehensive understanding of these roles. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increase their knowledge and sense of the world around them – from visiting parks, libraries and museums to meeting essential members of society such as police officers, nurses and firefighters.