The Reception curriculum is planned on a yearly basis linking to the Prime and Specific Areas of Learning in the EYFS and is guided by the children’s interests.


During the Reception year, we support all of our pupils to develop positive attitudes towards learning, to be ‘school ready’ and prepared for the next stage in their educational journey while becoming members of a community in which they will discover ‘life in all its fullness.’ 


A practical, playful approach to learning, based on the needs and interests of our children, is delivered through topic-based planning. We teach children individually, in small groups or as a whole-class. Through a combination of teacher input and continuous provision opportunities, learning is planned to enable children to develop their learning independently through exploration and challenge. 


The 'Characteristics of Effective Learning' are at the heart of the Early Years Curriculum and explore the different ways in which children learn. They highlight the importance of playing and exploring, active learning and thinking critically. All the learning experiences we plan for the children allow them to utilise and develop these skills. Our learning environments, both inside and outside, are stimulating and exciting, and relevant to the needs and age/stage of our children.