Reception Curricular Overview

We create a caring, fun-filled and stimulating environment that will encourage every child to investigate and learn about the world they live in.

We believe that every child is an individual and we plan a broad curriculum of activities linked to topics that interest young children and provide many opportunities to learn.

We strongly believe in exploring the outside world and we always ask for a pair of wellies and a change of clothes to be in school at all times. Foundation Stage pupils are often to be found exploring the grounds looking for leaves and flowers to make a collage, or watering the plant they grew themselves.

Reception classes also spend a day each term at Forest School, where they learn about eco-systems and the natural world; hot chocolate always tastes better when warmed over an open fire!

The activities and experiences we provide cover the Department for Education and Skills Curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage. There are six areas of learning and early learning goals within this curriculum:

  • Personal, social and educational
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Mathematical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

Each day children will have the opportunity, through well-planned play to:

  • Practice and build up ideas, concepts and skills
  • Investigate
  • Imagine
  • Communicate and socialise
  • Create
  • Play
  • Think for themselves  
  • Gain self-confidence