In Reception, children enjoy learning from a broad curriculum, both inside and outside of the classroom, and are actively encouraged to develop their independence and question their discoveries. Our small class sizes and high staff to pupil ratios ensure that every individual’s talents are recognised and encouraged, enabling all children to reach their full potential.

The Early Years’ team teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across all areas of learning and development. During their year in Reception, children will move through the seven areas of learning and begin to work from the Key Stage 1 syllabus. Each child is helped to progress through the following areas:

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making relationships, Self-confidence and self-awareness, Managing feelings and behaviours
  • Physical Development: Moving and handling, Health and self-care
  • Communication and Language: Listening and Attention, Understanding, Speaking

Specific Areas

  • Literacy: Reading and Writing
  • Mathematics: Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure
  • Understanding the World: People and Communities, The World, Technology
  • Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using media and materials, Being imaginative

The children complete phonics, literacy and a mathematics lesson alongside other activities. The children will have French, music and P.E lessons with specialist teachers throughout the week. Technology plays an important role across the curriculum and is integrated into lessons.