The Reception year is part of the Early Year Foundation Stage. This crucial year is about developing key learning skills such as speaking, listening, concentration, persistence and co-operation. It is also about developing communication, literacy and numeracy skills.
When parents actively engage, examination results go up
Professor Charles Desforges (2003) carried out one of the most influential literature reviews. He concluded that parental engagement matters even more than schools in shaping the achievement of young people. He also determined that the more parents and children talk about meaningful subjects, the better students achieve.
At The British Online School, we follow the National Curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We know that children learn best when they are happy and when they are actively taking part, therefore, where possible, in our curriculum we ensure that learning is accessed through exciting experiences and opportunities. We encourage the children to make decisions, take responsibility and collaborate in their learning.