Welcome to Reception!

In Reception we follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework’, which consists of the following areas of learning:

Prime Areas

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

Specific Areas

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

Children in Reception continue to learn through play building their confidence and knowledge of the world around them.  They participate in focused groups with an adult to deepen and solidify their knowledge in various areas.  Areas of our classroom are well defined with intentional and purposeful play based activities set out. We create a language rich environment to provide the children with a safe and secure classroom which enables them to build confidence in themselves as they learn new skills and explore the curriculum.

The teaching Staff in EYFS

Our EYFS Lead and Class Teacher is Mrs Dexter.

Our Teaching Assistant is Miss Anthony.

Our EYFS Apprentice is Mrs Bacon.


All children in Reception have daily sessions of Phonics, Maths and Literacy. They also follow a weekly timetable of focused tasks consisting of the following:

Monday – RE and Topic

Tuesday – PSED

Wednesday – Topic

Thursday – Music, PE and Forest School

Friday – Communication and Language

Please ensure your child comes to school with their PE kit on a Thursday to give them the best opportunity of participating fully in the PE activities.

In EYFS our ethos is to allow the children to always have access to free flow activities both indoors and outdoors in all weathers. We therefore ask that all children come to school with the following items:

  • Wellington boots
  • Waterproof suit/trousers and coat
  • Gloves, hat and scarf for cold weather
  • Sunhat for warm weather
  • Sun cream for warm weather

Me and My Community

Our Topic this term is ‘Me and My Community’. We have enjoyed sharing about ourselves and our families so far, talking about what we enjoy doing both at home and in school. In Reception we have used photographs of ourselves to draw our own images and we have studied the artist Andy Goldsworthy and used natural materials to make portraits of our friends.

We have then focussed on our families and homes, we created images of our homes and we have learnt about the different types of homes we may live in (terraced, detached, flats, bungalows).


In RE in Advent Term we will be focussing on the following 3 topics:

  1. Myself
  2. Welcome
  3. Birthday

Home Learning

Children in Reception will receive an accurately matched phonics reading book to bring home each week on a Friday. The children will keep this book for the following week to practice at home at least 3 times and then return this book on the following Friday. Please refer to the ‘Phonics and Early Reading’ page for further support with this.