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17/10/20

Martinez reception class enjoyed exploring the pumpkin and vegetables this week! 🎃 https://t.co/iIY4mouGOO

15/10/20

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From midnight on Friday, we - along with the rest of London - will enter level 2 restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please follow the new rules to help https://t.co/Nb4U7ynLoE

15/10/20

Retweetd From Kerry Rogers

Fully support on this. Pls sign and share https://t.co/k0I7v2bAJn

15/10/20

Welcome to Harris Free School Peckham ! https://t.co/J87MKPxQjU

15/10/20

Thanks ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ for a fantastic day filming our virtual tour! https://t.co/hYBS7FVUAZ

15/10/20

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How lovely is this video! Shooting at today for their virtual open day. Looks like great fun - can we join in? https://t.co/7Fqui5bXMj

14/10/20

Year 3 using ipads to complete their End of Unit assessments. https://t.co/sduIBBACkL

13/10/20

🎃 Harvest time in Reception Class 🎃 https://t.co/inj7zDQRLV

12/10/20

Year 2 Science 🌱 plants 🌱 https://t.co/3ApFcqnO0S

07/10/20

Year 4 Computing 💻 https://t.co/NDCkw6VuuU

04/10/20

Face coverings - Transport for London https://t.co/7aaDVQBCmq

02/10/20

Astronomical Clocks in Science - how will the shadows have changed by Monday? 🕰 🌞 ☁️ https://t.co/pSktQD1TMA

01/10/20

Year 5 using concrete resources for subtraction https://t.co/mHtRlDgCMf

01/10/20

Year 5 and Year 6 battling rolling numbers on Teams. Well done UKS2🏅 https://t.co/Q3tP81TPX9

01/10/20

🐜🐛🕷The builders have been busy in Free School. Say hello to Reception Class’ new bug hotel 🕷🐛🐜 https://t.co/JnqFpmXYhP

30/09/20

💻💜Year 5 Computing 💜💻 https://t.co/r7GZhPE3zW

30/09/20

🎶 Year 5 Ukulele taught by our music specialist teachers 🎶 https://t.co/dKZxEkwKey

30/09/20

🎵 🎶 Year 3 Djembe 🎵 🎶 https://t.co/1YmlF3lFim

30/09/20

Once a week our teachers mark the pupils’ ‘Big Write’ together to share ideas, examples and successes. Team Work 🖊 😊 https://t.co/pJYGVPvtku

30/09/20

Each One - Teach One in Year 6 maths (one pupils teaches the method and the other pupil does the equation, then swap) everyone is a teacher in HFSP ✏️📚👩‍🏫 https://t.co/abaeAM01Jn

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Early Years Curriculum

In Reception, we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage issued by the Department for Education (DfE).

The curriculum consists of seven areas of learning:

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

There are then 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which are part of these areas of learning. If a child achieves these goals by the end of the Reception year then they are said to be working at the expected level.

To support children with working towards these ELGs we use a document called Development Matters. This breaks down each goal into different age bands and is used by staff throughout the year to assess how close children are to reaching the goals.

Like the rest of the school, we also utilise a thematic approach to learning and the children learn through topics which encompass all seven learning areas of the EYFS curriculum. The topics are as follows:

 

Autumn 1

All about me – Ourselves and our families

Autumn 2

Glitter and Sparkle – Festivals and Celebrations

Spring 1

Goodies and Baddies – People who help us and Pirates

Spring 2

Fantastic Beasts – Mythical creatures and dinosaurs

Summer 1

Once Upon a Time – Traditional tales from around the world

Summer 2

Growing and Changing – Minibeasts and Lifecycles

 

All of the EYFS documents, and many other useful resources, are available from this website: www.foundationyears.org.uk


In the classroom

Early Years learning and development is provided through purposeful play and through adult led structures and routines that build confidence and provide intellectual stimulus and challenge.

Throughout the day, children have direct teaching sessions for maths, literacy and phonics, either as the whole class or in small groups. The rest of the time they take part in activities inside and outside the classroom.

Some of the activities are prepared by the teacher and will focus on specific objectives. The children are also able to choose activities from any of the other resources available.

Teaching staff engage with the children during these activities and help to support their learning and development. Children’s learning is assessed by observing what they say and do during these times. This is recorded and shared with parents.