Learning in Reception
At Lockleys North Primary school we believe that all learners can and will be successful. Our vision is to develop a community of empowered learners who strive for success. Our values shape our vision, beliefs and way of being. Respect, Care and Concern, Honesty and Pursuit of Excellence guide every part of our culture, relationships, and teaching and learning.
In Reception we work collaboratively together to plan and provide the best possible learning experiences for our students. We see ourselves as co-learners, working with children as they learn, supporting them and fostering independence.
With small class sizes, our teaching staff endeavour to know each child as a unique person. Our learning experiences encourage wonder, independence, collaboration and self-confidence, as young learners are encouraged to be creative, critical, ethical and divergent thinkers.
Our Reception learning spaces capture and extend the inquisitive nature of young children. In a safe and supportive environment, there is a strong emphasis on the development of personal and social capabilities, oral language and curiosity alongside the core curriculum areas of literacy and numeracy.
Developing Learner Qualities
At LNPS we implement a structured literacy program called InitiaLit. Learning through InitiaLit, our young learners develop into capable readers and immerse themselves in language, literature and literacy.
InitiaLit is a whole-class literacy program providing all children with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers.
It incorporates a synthetic approach to the teaching of phonics alongside a rich literature and vocabulary component. This approach will ensure our students are exposed to the best literacy instruction focussing on vocabulary, oral language and comprehension through quality children’s literature.
Find out more about learning English in Reception on the Australian Curriculum website.
At LNPS our aim is for young learners to use mathematics confidently and proficiently in a wide range of situations.
Understanding the concept of number is essential to engage actively and understand mathematical concepts. The language of Maths is complex and therefore vocabulary plays an important part in all mathematics learning. To be proficient mathematicians, students need to be able to describe and compare, applying their thinking to record and explain.
Students engage in learning experiences where they develop skills working with number such as counting, sorting, noticing patterns, measuring, estimating, adding and subtracting.
Find out more about learning Mathematics in Reception on the Australian Curriculum website.
Developing Learner Qualities
At Lockleys North we have a strong emphasis on developing our learner qualities through the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities. The General Capabilities play a key role in equipping young Australians to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.
In Reception our students engage in guided personal and social inquiries where they learn to understand themselves and others, and navigate their relationships, and learning.
Through such experiences our young learners have opportunities to develop the qualities that make them successful and capable learners.