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Learning at TLA


At Temple Learning Academy our curriculum intent is built on facilitating new experiences, ensuring quality learning and providing children with the skills to tackle new challenges with confidence and resilience as they embark on their journey within education through to Primary and then Secondary.

Our Early Years curriculum allows us to respond to children’s new interests and needs and it meets all the requirements in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Transition Timeline

Class Teachers

  • Mr Johnson
  • Mrs Waddington
  • Mrs Hussain (Mon-Wed)

Meet the Early Years Team 

Please contact Mrs Waddington the Early Years Lead if you have any questions.


Phone: 0113 264 5456

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Our Early Years Curriculum Long Term Plan provides an overview of learning throughout the school year in Reception. This is continuously reviewed and adapted to ensure it links with the Primary Curriculum and is reflective of the needs and interests of the children. 

Early Years Curriculum Long Term Plan

Key Information

  • All messages to be communicated via Tapestry.
  • PE day is Monday.
  • All items of uniform should be clearly labelled.
  • Please ensure your child brings a water bottle and snack everyday.
  • A warm coat, wellies and clothing to keep them warm outside is needed so your child can fully experience outdoor learning.
  • Drop off at the Reception gate 8.20am every morning. Collection from your child’s classroom door 3.00pm.

Reading in EYFS at Temple Learning Academy

At Temple Learning Academy, our reception children begin learning to read through daily systematic synthetic phonic sessions using the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc programme. Children will progress through this scheme throughout EYFS and Key Stage 1 until they are fluent readers. Personal one to one tutoring is also provided where necessary as we strive for all children to be confident readers and help them develop a love of reading.

This love of reading is promoted by providing many opportunities to share books in class, we use both fiction and non-fiction tests across areas of provision and children access reading both indoors and outdoors often enjoying sharing a story with adults and their peers.

For further information, click on the link below for the parents’ section of the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc scheme.

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EYFS Mathematics

At Temple Learning Academy, we have an all-through mastery learning approach that begins with our youngest learners in Reception. Our vision is for all children to become master mathematicians who: 

  • Have a deep understanding of the structure and composition of numbers to 10 
  • Use accurate mathematical language
  • Recognise patterns within the number system such as doubling and halving 
  • Can subitise (say the amount without counting) confidently and accurately

We use White Rose Maths to form our Long Term Plan. This is enhanced with our use of the Mastering Number Programme and CLIC to practice our basic skills.

Maths Progression

Autumn Scheme and Progression

Indoor Provision Areas

Indoor Environment

Reception Open Events

Do you have a child starting Reception in September 2022? Do you want to have a tour of our fabulous provision and meet the team.

Call 0113 2645456 to book a tour!

Phonics - Read Write Inc

RWI PowerPoint Reception Meeting

VIDEO: Reception Meeting

VIDEO: Introduction to Read Write Inc

RWI Sounds - Here are the first sounds your child will learn in Reception.

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How you can help

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Parent video: What is Read Write Inc Phonics

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing

Temple Learning Academy is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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