Foundation Stage Curriculum

Reception and early years development

At Hautes Capelles Primary, we are incredibly lucky that alongside their classrooms the Foundation Stage children have access to additional shared space inside the building as well as their own dedicated outdoor space. This enables us to provide outdoor provision throughout the day for the children which we believe to be important.

From the first day the class start, we begin to teach them phonics with a sound a day following the Little Wandle scheme. Please see the video links below to help you when your child reads at home with you.

Reception – Early Years Foundation Stage Intent


Children in Reception at Hautes Capelles will:

  • Extend their learning through The Characteristics of Effective Learning.
  • Receive a balance of self-initiated tasks and teacher led activities.
  • Challenge themselves in a variety of situations.
  • Be encouraged to be independent in their learning, taking their learning on with an appropriate level of intervention.
  • Be taught phonics to support early reading and early writing.
  • Be encouraged to write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Develop their use of language.
  • Be encouraged to think Mathematically in a variety of situations.
  • Develop their personal, social and emotional skills
Long Term Curriculum Plan
How do we say our sounds?
The order we teach the sounds
Reception curriculum
Early years foundation stage overview