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The Reception Year at Tany's Dell


In Reception, we learn in a fun, practical way both inside and outside of the classroom. At the end of the year we assess the children against the Early Learning Goals (you will find these in the document below). The Government expects the children to be able to achieve these by end of their Reception year. We teach through a variety of topics which can last anywhere from a week to a whole term.  The topics change yearly depending on the children’s interests. Some examples of our topics are; All About Me, Superheroes, Dinosaurs, Frozen, Winter, Celebrations, Emergency Services and Traditional Tales. Our Long Term Plan for learning can be found below. Although there are two Reception classes, we work as one unit and share all of the learning environments. Our children learn through play, as well as short formally taught sessions. 


Please click here to access more information about what to expect and when, during your child's early development from birth to 5 years.

You will also find more information about what to expect in the EYFS by clicking here.




If you would like more information about your child's experience in the Early Years Foundation Stage at Tany's Dell School, please have a look at our Early Years Handbook and EYFS Policy.



Below, you will find links to some practical resources that can be used to support your child with their learning at home.



http://www.bookstart.org.uk/books/sharing-books/ - Tips for reading stories with your child.


http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm - A parents guide to how Phonics is taught at school including interactive games and resources.



Help your child to improve their fine motor skills - Fun, practical activities to help your child build their finger muscles and improve their fine motor skills, ready for writing.


http://www.theschoolrun.com/video-pencil-grasp-development - Information about how your child should be holding their pencil to write.


http://www.theschoolrun.com/helping-your-child-learn-write - How you can encourage your child to be confident with using a pencil, beginning with drawing



http://www.homeschoolconnect.co.uk/teach-your-child-at-home/maths/eyfs-maths-videos/ - Videos with ideas for home Maths activities.


http://www.early-years.org/parents/docs/maths-through-play.pdf - how you can encourage Maths through play at home.


Other Key Skills

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people - how to encourage great communication skills in your child from a young age.


Getting your child school ready

Please click on the link below to access an eBook all about starting school at Tany's Dell!




Please click the links below to access some great school readiness resources for you and your child.


BBC Bitesize - Starting Primary School

Hungry Little Minds

Tiny Happy People

The Literacy Trust

Below you can see photos of lots of the fun things we enjoy in Reception!

If you are a Parent or Key Worker with a child who will be joining Reception in September, please show them the photographs below, so that they can familiarise themselves with the school environment.

The Teachers in the Reception Classes are Mrs Wright & Mrs Smith.