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Early Years (Reception)

EYFS Curriculum


In Reception we deliver our curriculum through the 7 areas of learning:


Prime Areas

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


Specific Areas

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


The children are observed throughout their play and interaction and activities are planned for based on their current learning and interests. 

What to Expect, When?

What to Bring to School


  • School book bag and reading books (changed Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • School water bottle
  • Waterproof coat and wellies
  • Sun hat and sun cream on hot days
  • Woollen hat and gloves on cold days
  • PE kit (PE is on Wednesdays)
  • Spare underwear and socks

Transition into School


Transition from Nursery to Reception begins in the Summer term of the year before your child starts school.


Your child's teacher will visit them in their current Nursery setting to meet them and find out a little bit about them from their key worker.


This is then followed by 'Learning Together' sessions where you can come with your child into school and play in the Foundation Areas and meet the teachers and teaching assistants.


The children will then come into school without parents for a couple of mornings/afternoons. In these sessions the children will sing songs, read stories and play games as well as taking part in simple phonics and number activities.


There is then an information evening for new parents, which explains more about our EYFS curriculum and setting, this is also where you will find out who your child's class teacher will be.


We know that this can be a nervous time for both parents and children but we aim to make it as smooth and exciting as possible!


Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronunciation of phonemes (units of sound).

Jolly Phonics Phase Two

Jolly Phonics is a program designed to help children learn the name and sounds of letters. This shows all the Jolly Phonic songs from Phase Two, which consists all the letter sounds from A-Z.

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

This video shows all the songs and actions from Phase 3, which includes digraphs (two letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound).