Welcome to St Stephen's Class
Class Teacher : Mrs Turvill Teaching Assistant: Mrs Holt
Our Reception Class Video
St Stephen's Class is full of friendly, confident and lively 4-5 year old children eager to learn!
We like to be active and enjoy learning outdoors. We love to talk about our experiences and give our thoughts and ideas. We are caring, kind and helpful and like to find ways to work together so everybody is happy!
Meet the class
Reading and Phonics
Reading and phonics are a huge part of our learning in Reception. For more detailed information about what we are learning, please visit the Reading and Phonics page.
We are an early adopter of the DFE Baseline Assessment and with our own observations, we assess the children’s starting points quickly identifying their individual next steps. The information on children’s starting points and their progress is readily shared with parents through formal parent meetings in during the year, ongoing dialogue between staff and parents and carers and through online learning journeys- 'Tapestry'.
Curriculum Overviews 2020/21
We are learning letters, signs and songs to communicate in Makaton. Find the latest links here!
Examples of our learning...
Our skilled practitioners have developed a bespoke curriculum that teaches children a breadth of knowledge and skills using their interests and individual starting points. Practitioners allow children time to explore and develop through play whilst sensitively intervening and moving their learning forwards. Our curriculum is flexible to move with children’s interests or current events. Our high-quality learning environment ensures all children can be active learners both indoors and out.
In September 2021, the Government are releasing a new Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, more information coming soon!
End of Reception Year Assessment
At the end of their Reception year, all children are subject to a statutory assessment. Teachers provide detailed assessments of the children’s achievements against ‘Early Learning Goals’ linked to the different areas of learning. Children are graded as emerging the Early Learning Goal, meaning they are working towards the objectives, and ‘expected’ meaning they are working at the expected standard for their age. Throughout their time in Early Years at St Stephen's, staff will discuss your child’s development and steps being taken to give them the best opportunities to learn and develop. At the end of their Reception year, staff will share their achievements with you against these Early Learning Goals. This information will be shared with Year 1 staff to ensure their transition to the National Curriculum is seamless.
Details of the Early Learning Goals are found here:
Useful Links for Parents and Carers
https://www.easypeasyapp.com/ home for playful parents- log in coming soon.
The Early Years Framework
Language - Phonics
Well being/Parent info
Tapestry and EYFS
Tapestry is an easy-to-use innovative, interactive online learning journal which we use to record, track and celebrate children's progress in early years education.
For more information on this, the Early Years Foundation Parents Guide and other learning resources please click on the logo below.
This is a fantastic way to find out more about our school day and to see what the children learn. We love to get you as parents involved too, uploading photos and video from home and by commenting on the learning your children achieve. We aim to work with you, as a team, to support your children to achieve their best.