Welcome from staff



Hello and welcome to Reception!  We are the adults working in your class and we’ve got lots of exciting topics planned for the upcoming year.  We have a lovely, big outdoor area that is great for exploring and we like to spend as much time out there as possible.




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Curriculum - Cornerstones


Throughout the school year children will cover a broad spectrum of topics which will incorporate all areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. Early Years staff will continually assess your child against the criteria set with the Profile, which consists of 3 prime areas of learning and 4 specific areas of learning-


3 prime areas

Communication and Language

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development


4 prime areas



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design


A pdf showing the Early Learning Goals for each area is posted below. 


View document eyfs/elg__early_adopters_.pdf


This term our topic has been “Do you want to be friends?”

The children have explored friendship, family and communities and compared similarities and differences between their lives and those of others.


View document eyfs/reception_curriculum_knowledge_organiser.pdf



Maths in Reception incorporates both Numberblocks and Power Maths sessions.   


Below is a link to some helpful websites to support your child in Maths;



The children  will be introduced to new mathematical vocabulary, some of which can be found on the knowledge organiser below:

View document eyfs/reception_maths_knowledge_organiser.pdf



Our daily phonics sessions are delivered through a programme called Read, Write, Inc.  There are rhymes to help children form

their letters an example is shown below.


 For further information, please click the link below;




Children will be sent home with a school reading book and reading record.  These will be changed every Monday.  Some books will be sent home that match the reading ability of your child and other times we will send books home for you to share with your child. Once you have read/discussed the book with your child please comment in the reading record. 


Below is a link to some helpful websites to support your child in Literacy:




View document eyfs/reception_literacy_knowledge_organsier.pdf




Advent Term

During Advent term the topics we will cover are Myself, Welcome and Birthdays. Listed below is the learning for each topic.



Prior learning: children will have experience of being part of a family


This Topic: learning outcomes

Know and understand:

  • The importance of my name – Explore
  • God knows and loves me and each one by name – Reveal



Prior learning: children will have experience of belonging to a family and to a nursery/class group


This Topic: learning outcomes

Know and understand:

  • What it is to welcome and be welcomed – Explore
  • Baptism: a welcome to God’s family – Reveal



Prior learning: children will have the experience of celebrating birthdays at home

This Topic: learning outcomes

Know and understand:

  • what a birthday is; waiting for a birthday – Explore
  • Advent: looking forward to Christmas, the birthday of Jesus – Reveal




Children are to wear dark track suits, white tee shirts, dark school jumper or hooded top and trainers.

No Lycra or football kit please.

The children have a range of opportunities to develop their gross and fine motor skills.  In our outdoor area we have access to bicycles, tricyles, scooters and sports equipment to develop hand-eye co-ordination.  We also have a new activity centre complete with gym bars arriving soon!

We take part in daily Dough Disco sessions as well as finger gym activities to develop fine motor skills.

Therapeutic Programme


Our classroom has recently been redecorated and new equipment for the outdoor area has been purchased.  As a through unit we share the wet area and outdoors with Nursery and each class has access to all areas during Free-flow.

Throughout the day the children have the opportunity to complete wellbeing activities and instrumental music is played on entry to the classroom and during free flow to help promote a calming atmosphere. 


We complete daily meditation and relaxation exercises as well as taking part in Cosmic Kids Yoga sessions.   

Please see activities below:


 Remote learning

 The National Oak Academy have weekly lessons linked to the topics we will be covering.  For any children that are unable to attend school due to illness, please use the link below:

Please click on buttons below for homelearning timetables with specific tasks and links:

Homelearning timetable for EYFS 19.10.2020