In Reception, children work within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. They experience seven areas of learning, in a play based environment. There is a greater emphasis on the Specific Areas of learning.
Children will have a daily phonics session in which they will be taught letter sounds. Teachers follow  'Letters and Sounds', and support this with ideas from 'Jolly Phonics'.
If your child is struggling with their speech and language development, they will be referred to the Newcastle Speech and Language service. They will be supported by 'Makaton' and the 'Progression Tool' in school.