The Prime areas of Learning and Development in Reception are integrally connected to each other:
Personal, social and emotional development supports physical development as a child who feels secure and safe is confident to expand the boundaries of exploration and is motivated to reach, move and test physical capacities; it supports communication and language within relationships which establish turn-taking, joint activity, a desire to communicate and understanding of shared meanings of words;
Communication and language supports personal, social and emotional development because a child who can communicate feelings, needs and ideas develops a strong sense of self, and is increasingly able to relate to others in rewarding and appropriate ways; it supports physical development through description of actions which increase conscious control and through talk about health and the factors which influence this; and
Physical development supports personal, social and emotional development as increasing physical control provides experiences of the self as an active agent in the environment, promoting growth in confidence and awareness of control; it supports communication and language because a child who can effectively use large movements, gestures and the fine movements involved in speech is able to convey messages to others.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Self Confidence and Self Awareness
Managing Feelings and Behaviour
Moving and Handling
Health and Self Care
Communication and Language
Listening and Attention
Shape, space and measures
Understanding the World
People and communities
Expressive Arts and Design
Exploring and using materials and media
At Hutton Rudby, we deliver our curriculum through providing a range of opportunities in which children can develop relationship and personal skills alongside subject related learning.
Many of these experiences are provided through good quality play activities that take place indoors and out.