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Sarum Class


Welcome To Sarum Class

Hello and a warm welcome to St Barnabas School, our school community and our Reception Class, Sarum! On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community. 

Learning in The Early Years


At St Barnabas we have developed our own unique curriculum with a set of Reception Goals that we want all children to achieve in order to give them the best start to their school life.  Our ambitious curriculum is written with children at the centre and where they are encouraged to explore and develop effective learning skills for life as well as the knowledge to form the foundations for all future learning.  


Reception Curriculum 



The Early Years Foundation Stage

The EYFS framework sets out what children need to learn in The Educational Programmes and they consist of 7 areas of learning:  



•Communication and Language

•Personal, Social and Emotional Development

•Physical Development


These areas of learning are the most important part of children's learning in reception.  With these skills they can build on their ability to learn in all the other areas.  In class they are continually woven throughout the children's day.  They are best achieved through play and interaction with parents or other children.  Please see the Curriculum Map above for detailed information about these areas of learning.





•Understanding the World

•Expressive Arts and Design


As well as the prime and specific areas children are also supported to develop Characteristics of Effective Learning. These determine what kind of learner your child will become and ensure children remain inquisitive, interested, excited and able to have their own ideas and follow their own interests.


Do they enjoy what they set out to do?

Are they willing to have a go?

Do they find new ways to do things?

Can they be involved and concentrate? 

Do they have their own ideas?

Can they choose ways to do things?

Useful links to support Learning