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St John's Catholic

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2020-21 Reception Class Curriculum - Early Adopter News


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document, which sets out the National Requirements for young children including Reception aged children, is being reformed by the DfE. This will become statutory from September 2021 for all schools and Early Years providers.


St John’s have been invited to take part as an ‘Early Adopter’ of the new guidance and will be following the revised ‘Areas of Learning’ and ‘Early learning Goals’ for this current academic year. We have always been keen to keep up-to-date with good Early Years practice and this ensures that we are at the forefront of new developments for your child to make the best progress possible.


As a requirement of participation in the EYFS reforms early adopter scheme, we must follow in full the EYFS reforms early adopter framework which can be viewed via this link:


At the end of the 2020-21 academic year, Mrs Chisnall will be required to complete the EYFS Profile as set out in the EYFS reforms early adopter framework for all children. This details how your child has progressed towards meeting the Early Learning Goals and will be shared with you. The class data will be submitted to the local authority as a statutory duty.


The 2017 EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements continue to apply and have been included in this EYFS reforms Early Adopter framework.


Mrs Chisnall will provide further information about the curriculum and how you can help your child at home through weekly Seesaw activities. Please also find attached a handy summary of the new Early Learning Goals that your child is working towards achieving by the end of the school year.


If you have further questions about the changes, please feel free to email Mrs Chisnall:

Parents' Reading Workshop


Many thanks to all the parents who attended the 'Reception Reading Workshop' meeting. Please have a look at the list of books that come recommended by parents for parents. 


Superworm, Stickman, Zog, Monkey Puzzle, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child -J Donaldson

Oi Frog! - Kes Gray

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - E Carle

Ten Little Princesses - M Brownlow

What Will You Dream Of Tonight? - F Stickley

The Dinosuar That Pooped - T Fletcher

There's An Elf/Dragon In Your Book - T Fletcher

Peppa Pig books

Mr Men books

Paddington books

Mog books -J Kerr

Whizzy Santa - M Billet 

Happy Families books -A Ahlberg

I Want My Hat Back - J Klassen

Supertato - S Hendra

Giraffes Can't Dance - G Andreae

Pip and Posy - A Scheffler

Noisy Bottoms -S Taplin

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