Welcome to Reception

In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This is organised into seven areas of learning:


  • Personal, social and emotional;
  • Communication and language;
  • Physical education;
  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Expressive Arts and Design;
  • Understanding of the World.

The children develop their skills and knowledge through a predominantly play-based approach, where the children and their interests are at the heart of their learning. 


Each term we have a broad theme which is the springboard for new learning. Our core themes and topics this year are Superheroes, Celebrations, Nursery Rhymes and Once Upon a Time. 


We link our learning so in one session we might be writing, counting, painting, playing, negotiating, role playing, constructing and climbing.  For example in a session about Jack and the Beanstalk we might measure beanstalks using our feet, role play as customers in our pretend garden centre, count beans into packets using tweezers, design and make our own seed packets, retell the story using puppets in our puppet theatre, climb pretend beanstalks on the outside climbing frame and print beanstalks using repeating patterns.  Learning in Reception is great fun and we are always very busy.


In Reception we write for many different purposes and this year we applied for our driving licences and took our bicycle test.  We then walked to the postbox to post our licences to ourselves.  We love to learn in our writing area.


We also develop our physical skills through play and love to explore large and small equipment such as climbing frames, balancing beams, balls, hoops, stilts, bicycles, scooters, push and pull toys, beanbags and bats inside and outside in our Reception area.


We love to be creative and are really good at selecting our own tools and equipment to use in our learning.  We sometimes work in a group on large pieces of artwork such as our splatter firework pictures, we learn with our friends and sometimes we like to learn by ourselves. In Reception we are great mathematicians and we are becoming super spellers and readers.


We also love improving our ICT skills on the classroom computers and also in the ICT suite.

PE is timetabled for Tuesday mornings with our Sports Coach, Lawrence Clark.

Library is timetabled for Tuesdays - so please can your child have their library books in school on this day if they wish to change them.

Yoga is timetabled for Thursday afternoon.