Year R (Reception)

Year R (Reception)

 Welcome to Reception!


There are 3 Classes in our Reception;

For Venus Class click here
For Pluto Class click here
For Sun Class click here


The children in the reception year will learn through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is also known as the EYFS. It is a play-based curriculum which provides children the opportunities to develop vital life skills and the necessary building blocks for later on in their education.

EYFS curriculum covers 17 areas of learning and development. These are:


Prime Areas of Learning Personal, Social and Emotional Development Making Relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feeling and behaviour
Physical Development Moving and handing
Health and self-care
Communication and Language Listening and attention
Specific Areas of Learning Literacy Reading
Mathematics Numbers
Shape, space and measure
Understanding the World People and communities
The world
Expressive Arts and Design Exploring and using media and materials
Being imaginative

If you would like more information about your child’s learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage please have a look at these:

What to expect, when?

Early Years Outcomes

Your child’s first year at school


                                                                                   Phonics Drop In


Current Learning in Reception


Useful Links

Here are some of the websites that we use in school that you can use at home to support your child’s learning;

www.ictgames.com – A selection of Literacy and Maths games that support the different areas of the curriculum

www.phonicsplay.co.uk – Games that follow the Letters and Sounds programme in teaching and supporting phonics. (You may need to subscribe for some games)

www.crickweb.co.uk – Free educational resources and interactive games that support the curriculum.

www.jollylearning.co.uk – Learn the sounds and the actions that go with them

www.twinkl.co.uk – Access and create your own free learning resources

www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/ – Games and activities to develop literacy skills