The curriculum in Reception is rich, stimulating, engaging and hugely varied. We place a strong focus on literacy and numeracy with a targeted approach that enables each child to progress at their own level.
Our curriculum in Reception and throughout the Prep School includes specialist teaching in Computer Science, French, Music, Drama, PE and Forest School.
Literacy in Reception
In Reception and throughout The Prep School, we teach phonics using Read Write Inc. This approach to teaching literacy creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting, using engaging partner work and drama. We provide the children with lively phonics books that are designed to match their increasing phonetic knowledge. The children practise and develop their fluency both in school and at home.
The lessons are fun and engaging and help our children to develop an early love of reading and stories.
Along with phonics, we follow The White Rose learning scheme instilling a love for maths and also focusing on early number skills with shapes, space and measuring being explored.
Our aim is to have happy and resilient mathematicians who relish the challenge of maths throughout their Prep School life and beyond.
There will be children who can already recite number names to twenty, but our aim is for children to look beyond that and have a sense of what those numbers mean, to experience them using concrete resources and within different contexts to develop a secure understanding of number.
Children today are growing up immersed in a world of new technologies. At Radnor House, we prepare our children for a technically diverse global economy and what better time to start than in Reception! As part of our Reception class computing curriculum, your child will be taught push button activities; remote control devices; simple, programmable robots such as Bee-Bot; musical keyboards; digital cameras; interactive books; as well as using desktop computers and mobile devices. We also teach them online safety and support families with up-to-date information on how to educate and keep children safe online.