In Reception, children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, designed to set high standards for your child’s learning, development, and care. This comprehensive framework encompasses seven prime areas of learning and development:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal and Social Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Play is a cornerstone of our Reception pupils’ development. Through thoughtfully planned play and activities, we ensure learning is fun, exciting, and enjoyable. As the year progresses, the transition to a more structured learning environment sets the stage for Year 1 and the Key Stage One National Curriculum.
We believe in hands-on learning that sparks curiosity and exploration. To support this, we partake in indoor and outdoor learning experiences, invite visitors to our lessons, and enjoy outings that expand children’s understanding of their community and the wider world.
Our teachers guide pupils as they learn to read, write, and problem-solve with numbers. While we adhere to the EYFS Curriculum, our small class sizes and specially trained Teaching Assistants allow us to tailor the learning experience to each child’s needs.
Beyond academics, we offer weekly swimming, sports, games, music, and French to cultivate well-rounded and confident individuals.
Assessment in Reception is a gentle and an ongoing process. Regular assessments allow us to celebrate your child’s progress and guide their next steps. The baseline assessment at the beginning of the year helps us understand your child’s starting point, and an end-of-year assessment reflects their growth across the seven areas of learning.