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Foundation

Reception follows the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines and the children are encouraged to be independent and active learners.

Reception has 26 children aged between four and five years old and is one form entry. As well as the teacher-directed learning, the children have access to a great variety of child-initiated activities. The children also have daily opportunities to extend their learning in the outside area and also access to the fields and woods on the school site.

Every day, we start our learning with ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ for 10 minutes where we get our bodies moving and awake and our brains ready to learn!

Each term we send home a curriculum newsletter to inform parents of the learning going on in the classroom and also of ways you can help out.

We aim to take the children on a visit at least once a term and details are included in the curriculum newsletter. We believe that this is an integral part of the learning process and supports and enhances learning in the classroom. Reception is taught by a fully qualified teacher and an experienced teaching assistant.