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16/07/21

Final photos of these gorgeous children…and the absolute legend that is Rebekah! (And extra thanks to Mrs Tallamy for joking us for last two days) https://t.co/F4XYn1AaZD

16/07/21

Final photos of these gorgeous children… https://t.co/9FatF6Bs9V

16/07/21

Final photos of these gorgeous children… https://t.co/OXxi452r6e

16/07/21

Final photos of these gorgeous children… https://t.co/zaHllE0k39

16/07/21

Manor Olympics fun https://t.co/bOJwdYGgr6

16/07/21

We’re leaving Norfolk Lakes and leaving primary! Hoping to be back 3.30-4pm but will keep you posted. See you soon! https://t.co/OQNZBkUEZ8

16/07/21

More low ropes smiles https://t.co/aDX1p7TXUv

16/07/21

Another group on sunny low ropes https://t.co/h9GaLNrrTy

16/07/21

Last night’s rifle shooters https://t.co/olcZvil6mO

16/07/21

More low ropes shots https://t.co/NsktwT3Adg

16/07/21

Rifle shooters in action https://t.co/kyAHgCBej4

16/07/21

Low ropes crew being ninja squirrels! https://t.co/hCzhnshmt2

16/07/21

Last day of primary - the sun is shining for our last hours together as Team Shakespeare 2021 https://t.co/rkfekxTvBl

16/07/21

Blind trail - so much laughter! https://t.co/FYWvjYa9zK

15/07/21

Low ropes challenge to find the most points https://t.co/00t4EeGySq

15/07/21

All the groups have loved IEs (initiative exercises) and some children have been incredibly speedy as solving the problems! https://t.co/PVyygUmhE4

15/07/21

Rifle shooting was a big hit https://t.co/OjTQPS42g5

15/07/21

Elmer really enjoyed preparing their sandwiches ready for their teddy bear's picnic https://t.co/xYbqX8mpnG

15/07/21

Elmer enjoyed a very special teddy bear's picnic today to celebrate all their hard work this year and to show off the cooking skills they have worked so hard on this term https://t.co/ErM3xRw3Ml

15/07/21

Anyone for a dip post kayak session?(spot the swimming photo bomber!) https://t.co/o5rOzvDuaD

15/07/21

Kayakers taking to the water https://t.co/w9vUD22FKP

15/07/21

Kayakers setting off https://t.co/xWiYivN3x5

15/07/21

Canoers about to launch https://t.co/FMurA6z1hw

15/07/21

Canoers in action https://t.co/NCNLMOsq8v

15/07/21

Lots of tears saying goodbye to the amazing love-bombing Mrs Duncan https://t.co/axlcdESOfT

15/07/21

Manor Olympics and free play at sunset https://t.co/v7Ex2EnPg8

15/07/21

More morning pics! https://t.co/qtiz13gN3Y

15/07/21

Wakey wakey the sun is shining and it’s time for water sports! https://t.co/IC648GlWOJ

14/07/21

KS2 Sports Day. Excellent sportsmanship and determination. https://t.co/O6NswA1oKc

14/07/21

Team Shakespeare https://t.co/14QQIRHTyq

14/07/21

Raft building and giant stand up paddle boarding https://t.co/RMo69Sioo8

14/07/21

Burger night- smiles all round https://t.co/J6bZ8DrTMf

14/07/21

Burger night! Smiles all round https://t.co/kavWtuZZbb

14/07/21

Last night’s treat sent with love from our care home buddies as a thank you for all our communication with them this year https://t.co/WHGSUgsnCZ

14/07/21

Survival skills and problem solving for this group this morning - the others Are out on the lake all day today (photos to follow) https://t.co/aVSm3MCQLD

14/07/21

KS1 Sports' Day - the children are having such fun! https://t.co/s1rhmZDy5O

13/07/21

Volleyball and blind trail after lunch https://t.co/NbEpi6CUIu

13/07/21

Mire morning activity pics https://t.co/bhHDZlvNft

13/07/21

Activity session two: compass skills, orienteering and climbing https://t.co/pPlkKWQ2cl

Curriculum Overview

"The school's curriculum is strong and well planned. The curriculum meets the needs of current pupils very well." School Ofsted Report, June 2019

EYFS/Reception Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth until the end of the Reception year.

It aims to develop each child to their full potential by offering a ‘principled, play based approach to learning and development’. Young children learn best through play and Early Years Practitioners will be able to provide your child with appropriate play and learning experiences for their stage of development and help them develop new skills. The activities that are provided for young children will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of their Reception year at the school. The EYFS curriculum enables practitioners to recognise your child’s strengths and areas where they need more support to develop new skills.

For young children it is important that they are made to feel safe and secure in their surroundings. This is aided by having a key person within the class who gets to know you and your child well and builds a positive relationship with you as a family. In the Reception at Harpenden Academy your key worker will be the class teacher and the teaching assistant in your class.

The areas of learning and development are broken into seven areas. Three areas are particularly important for igniting children’s enthusiasm for learning. These are the three prime areas of:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Leaving four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

All areas of learning and development are important and interconnected and many activities will cover many of the areas. Each area is divided into stages of development and practitioners are able to identify resources and learning opportunities for individual children dependent on their developmental needs.

The EYFS also encourages practitioners and parents/carers to work together. This is an opportunity for you to provide input into your child’s development in discussions with your class teacher. At Harpenden Academy we have an open door policy which means we are always ready to help and discuss anything concerning your child’s welfare and education.

Reception EYFS Reading 

Key Stage Curriculum Overview

EYFS Curriculum Overview

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