Your children start their education at Falcons Primary with us in their Reception year. In Reception we strive to develop active, independent learners who question and care for the world around them.
We have two Reception classes. Each class is led by a teacher and supported by a qualified level 3 teaching assistant or Nursery Nurse. The classes have separate areas for carpet time but then share an open-plan reception classroom and outdoor classroom.
We believe that our children learn best through a fun, play-based approach to learning both indoors and outdoors and we plan and develop exciting and stimulating activities and opportunities to achieve this.
Children are assessed at the end of Reception to see whether they have achieved their GLD (Good Level of Development), this is assessed across 12 areas of learning against the Early learning Goals (see more about the curriculum in Reception here). In 2017-18 our GLD was 72% which was higher than the Leicester average of 66% and in line with national results. Furthermore, we have fantastic levels of exceeding scores at ELG (Early Learning Goals) with 28% of children exceeding in reading, 23% exceeding in writing, 33% exceeding in maths: numbers and 37% exceeding in maths: space, shape and measures. Our exceeding levels were significantly higher than the average Leicester and national exceeding levels. Furthermore, all of our children made good or outstanding progress from their baseline assessments.
Please see the menu to the right to find out more about the Reception classes at Falcons Primary.