I agree that it is disheartening to find reception classes forcing the structure of literacy and numeracy on their children.
I would invite her to visit our reception class, led by a teacher and teaching assistant who give children a wealth of practical experiences based on the theme for the week. Each day has a focus - for example literacy, numeracy or physical development. Individual targets are set mainly based on personal and social skills. Our only problem is the transfer to Year 1. We would love the Foundation stage to be extended.
Hartlebury CoE first school