EYFS (reception class)
At Dunton Green we inspire our Early Years children to develop a love of learning and a sense of belonging; through an engaging curriculum and a nurturing ethos, we ensure that all children have a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and motivation for their future learning.
We know that the Reception year is a crucial foundation for children’s future learning. Above all else, we instil a love of learning and a sense of belonging in each of our Reception children. A huge part of the Reception year is ensuring that every child and every family feels welcomed into our school community. We have a very open-door approach and communication with parents is key. We invite families into school for various events each half term including Christmas parties and ‘Stay and Play’ sessions. Children learn through a combination of child-initiated play based learning and teacher directed sessions and activities. We spend a lot of our time outside exploring our beautiful grounds. We focus on each child’s holistic development with a strong focus on social, emotional and language development. We have high expectations for children’s outcomes at the end of Reception and through a nurturing and creative approach; we ensure that every child has a solid start to their journey at Dunton Green. Children in Reception at Dunton Green achieve high levels of development at the end of the year in all areas of learning including Reading, Writing and Mathematics, regardless of their initial starting points and we believe this is because we get the balance right between our caring ethos and believing in the talents of every child.?