Reception Class Page

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning are:  

  • Communication and Language

  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Physical development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

These areas are underpinned by the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ which support the child in developing the skills required to become and remain an effective, independent and motivated learner. 

  1. Playing and Exploring

  2. Active Learning

  3. Creating and Thinking Critically 


Click here for more information about learning within the EYFS 

Important changes are coming to the EYFS in September 2021- you can find out more informaton here:




Your child’s progress throughout the year will be documented on our online learning journey platform Evernote. This will include observations, pictures and audio notes. Evernote has a work chat facility which we use as a means of communication between Parents/Carers and classroom staff.

Outings and Trips

During your child’s Reception year, we endeavour to go on several school trips. These trips will be planned around the learning your children are doing. We often keep our Trips local, giving the children an understanding of their local community and what it has to offer.

We sometimes ask for parent volunteers to help with these trips (Unfortunately we can not accommodate siblings). 

School will provide lunch for these trips, and your child will need the following things: - Waterproof Coat - Sensible Shoes for walking (trainers are allowed)