Introduction to Reception

Our Reception follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework which sets the standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old.

The framework:

  • sets the standards that all early year providers must meet to ensure that the children learn and develop well
  • ensures children are kept healthy and safe
  • ensures that children have the knowledge and skills they need for the next stage of their learning

Department for Education ~ Early Years Framework

Development Matters ~ A guide for Early Years Practitioners

What to expect in the EYFS ~ A Guide for Parents

Our Reception Environment

Our Reception comprises of three classrooms situated in an Early Years’ building which is shared with the Nursery class. The classrooms all have access to a shared outside area allowing for outdoor learning and play to occur throughout the day. 

Our Reception environment provides engaging and exciting opportunities to learn in all seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations
  • Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food
  • Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities
  • Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest
  • Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measure
  • Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment
  • Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology

Curriculum Flyer

Autumn Term II 2023 - Curriculum Flyer

The curriculum flyer below is best viewed on a computer

For a printable/downloadable version click this link:

Reception Curriculum Flyer Summer 2024



Home Learning

Home Learning Grid (Homework) - Summer 2024

The home learning grid below, is homework for this term and is best viewed on a computer.

For a printable/downloadable version click this link:

Reception Home Learning Grid Summer 2024


Reception Social Media Wall

Twitter account required