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Welcome to Reception! We provide a play-based curriculum, centred around the interests of all the children in our care. We carefully observe your child, noting their enthusiasms and considering the next steps needed to develop their learning. We will work in close partnership with you to ensure your child is safe, happy and ready to learn. Please feel free to talk to us about any concerns or queries. We are very happy to help. Knowing our families well enables us to provide the best opportunities for your child to be a successful learner.

We focus on the Prime Areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

We place particular importance upon developing children’s early language skills. All our Early Years team use Makaton and visual cues within our teaching and environment to support understanding and communication.

In addition to the Prime Areas, we support your child’s learning in the specific areas of:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World

Your child will have the opportunity to learn both inside the classroom and in our garden, which we are working hard to develop. We also have access to the wider school grounds, including a beautiful conservation area.

Reception Phonics and Reading meeting

Meet the Reception Team