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Welcome to Reception!

In the EYFS, there are 7 areas of learning which form the core of all that we teach in the classroom. These areas are split into the 'Prime' and 'Specific' areas.

Prime areas:

Physical Development  (PD)

Communication and Language (CL)

Personal Social Emotional Development (PSED)

Specific areas:

Maths (M)

Literacy (L)

Understanding the world (UTW)

Expressive arts and design (EAD)


Some helpful links for parents...

In order to support the learning of your child across each of these areas, there is a document which explains the types of activities your child may be doing to demonstrate their ability in these areas. This document is called 'What to expect, when' and is available at the following web address:


As a School we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme. If you would like to learn more about the scheme please look at the following website where lots of information is available:

Curriculum letter autumn term 2019

Curriculum letter summer term 2019

Arts Week!

As part of our whole School focus on 'Arts Week' we focused on the story of 'The Rainbow Fish'. In class, we read the story many times, encouraging the children to join in with re-telling the story. We investigated the feelings of the different fish in the story and discussed why we thought the rainbow fish acted the way he did.

Each of the children then decorated a scale for our whole class fish to create our fantastic display! In our English lessons, we thought about how we would describe the Rainbow Fish.

Using their phonic knowledge, the children identified the sounds they could hear in the word and recorded them on their own fish to add to our display.

Picture 1

Hedgehog Bread Baking


We have been making Hedgehog bread rolls in our class this half term. In groups, the children worked together to make the dough and eagerly watched it begin to rise as it proved during our morning session.

After lunch, each of the children created their bread roll shape and then used scissors to add spikes for the hedgehog. The children then added raisins for eyes and created a pointy nose using the dough.