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Welcome to Reception


Mrs Evans, Mrs Harris, Mrs Southerton,

Mrs Chance, Mrs Mears, Mrs Eaton


In Reception the children have lots of fun.....every day. Each day is different for the children as they explore various activities in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments. We provide many exciting opportunities and carefully monitor the progress of each individual child.



​​During the Reception year children have extended opportunities to learn through play. Through a mixture of carefully planned adult activities and more spontaneous child led activities the children develop skills and understanding in the following 7 areas of learning:

The Prime Areas of Learning are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Children are encouraged to establish positive relationships with adults and other children. They learn to work co-operatively as part of a group, to understand what is right and wrong and why and to consider the consequences of their actions. Adults working in early years encourage all children to join in with the range of activities on offer.

Communication and Language (CL)
Children have the opportunities to develop their speaking and listening skills by sharing and enjoying stories, rhymes and non-fiction books. 

Physical Development (PD)
Children use a range of apparatus to develop their co-ordination and awareness of space. They use a variety of sports equipment in class and team games. We also focus on using smaller tools, construction and malleable materials to practise skills.

The Specific Areas of Learning are:

Mathematics (M)
Children learn about pattern, shape, and measures and number. They order, sequence and sort with objects and numbers through practical activities. They are encouraged to use mental strategies and skills as well as learn number rhymes.

Literacy (L)
This area includes both Reading and Writing.  We use the phonics programme Anima Phonics.  The children are taught both reading and writing skills, linking sounds and letters. 

Understanding the World (UW)
This area of learning includes Science, History, Geography, Design Technology and Religious Education. 

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)
Children explore colour, shape, texture, form and space through a range of activities in art, music, dance, stories and imaginative play. We provide them with opportunities to express and communicate their ideas and feelings.

Our topics this year are:

All about me

People who help us



Explorers through time and space



* Please ensure your child has a named water bottle with them each day 

* The children can come into school in their PE kits on their PE days (RHS-Thursday, RE- Friday). They should wear trainers, joggers/leggings, white T-shirt and their school jumper

* Please make sure all items of your child's uniform is named

* Reading books need to come into school on a Friday so they can be changed.

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