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So what do they actually learn in reception?

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furrycat Wed 26-Aug-09 14:18:09

DS1 is just about to start and I really have no clue what they actually do. Is it mostly playing, especially in the first term when most of the children are only part-time? Or will they start teaching them to read and do sums?

shigella Wed 26-Aug-09 14:32:03

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angrypixie Wed 26-Aug-09 14:51:08

How to share, take turns, listen for extended periods, talk to adults and peers. Linking letter sounds to letter shapes, Numbers (the 'five-ness' of 5 etc) Knowledge and understanding of the world comparing & contrasting eg sand and water, I could go on and on and on grin

Reception is great and in the best classes every activity is a rich learening experience even if it looks to the casual observer as if they were 'jsu playing'

thecloudhopper Wed 26-Aug-09 17:07:53

I would also like to say that playing and exploring is the best way to learn they learn in reception without them knowing they are learning.

I wouldnt worry just aso long as your child is happy.

TheDMshouldbeRivened Wed 26-Aug-09 17:09:18

what angrypixie said. And dd learned to use a headswitch and communication thingy.
She loved reception. Off into Y1 next week.

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