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The Roche School, Wandsworth

Welcome to Reception at The Roche School.

In Early Years we foster a love for learning through investigative play and structured teaching sessions. We develop positive relationships with the children by creating a stimulating learning environment and by planning exciting learning opportunities which ensure every child feels safe, happy, confident and excited about learning.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is organised into seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
Luci Ducker-French EYFS Coordinator

Children work towards the Early Learning Goals within the seven areas of learning. Our children work towards and often beyond the government’s Early Learning Goals through a combination of free-flow, play-based learning and engaging discrete teaching sessions.

In Reception we base our learning around termly Topics using a variety of stimulating stories and non-fiction books to engage children in a broad and balanced curriculum. In Phonics we follow the Sounds Write Program which helps develop a love of language, reading and writing. We track and observe each child’s progress closely and introduce reading books when they are ready. The concept of writing is introduced with a creative yet structured approach, helping the children with the technical aspects of letter formation, spelling and punctuation. We approach Maths in a creative way using a range of resources to ensure all children are engaged and challenged in their learning.

Alongside teaching sessions we embed all areas of learning into our free flow play based learning. The teachers ensure activities are varied to support all learning styles and ensure children are challenging themselves in their play.

Using a range of tracking and assessment methods we ensure that each child makes excellent progress and works to their full potential.

We follow The Roche Approach: Respect, Open-mindedness, Compassion, Humour and Effort in order to foster strong values and we recognise that every child is unique and deserving of the highest-quality attention in order to fulfil their potential.  We encourage all children to express themselves with confidence and develop a love of learning. This is the most important attribute for children to gain by the end of their time in the Early Years.

Throughout the year the Reception teachers work closely alongside the Lower School team preparing children for a smooth and positive transition into Key Stage One.

Luci Ducker - French EYFS Coordinator

Welcome To Reception