Reception

Reception is a milestone year. It marks the start of something special and we pride ourselves on providing children with the very best foundation, as they embark on their educational journey.

In reception, children’s interests drive learning and through inclusive, inspiring topics, that always facilitate the application of knowledge and skills in real-life contexts, your child will thrive and work towards achieving their Early Learning Goals.

The EYFS Profile is broken down into seven specific areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development (PSE)
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Controlled class sizes and skilled practitioners empower your child with confidence that cultivates independence, resilience and curiosity about themselves and the world around them. In a safe and stimulating environment, our talented team offer your child colourful, experience rich opportunities. These ensure they embody a love of learning, develop a dynamic skill set and germinate a wealth of knowledge, as a foundation for the rest educational journey.

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A Typical Day

ActivityDescription
PhonicsAt Grosvenor Park we use the Read, Write, Inc scheme to teach phonics. The children will take part in a daily phonics teacher led session as well as a small activity which focuses on segmenting and blending. These activities help to support the children to read through fun, challenging and stimulating games.
MathematicsIn Reception, the mathematics curriculum is split into two categories; numbers and space, shape and measure. Mathematics is based around practical learning that can be applied to many different contexts. The children will use play to acquire and consolidate skills both in adult-led and child-initiated activities.
Continuous ProvisionContinuous provision transcends all areas of learning. It enables children to become independent in their learning and begin to take responsibility for their own learning and development. Although, interaction between an adult and a child during continuous provision is essential to supporting current learning and guiding new learning.
Reading and keywordsOur children are given a broad range of reading experiences that foster a lifelong love of reading from an early age. Children are exposed to a variety of quality texts in their Literacy sessions, through their topic work and as part of our end of the day routine. A particular favourite is ‘The Naughty Bus’ by Jan and Jerry Oke.

Reception Class PE session is on a Friday afternoon.

Homework is handed out every Friday and expected back in the following Wednesday.