The Reception year is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  This curriculum has a distinct identity for young children from birth to the end of the Reception year and is about developing key learning skills such as listening, speaking, concentration, persistence and co-operation.  It is also about developing communication, literacy and numeracy skills that will prepare children for Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum.  In Reception we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (PDF, 371.45 kB) (2021) and Development Matters (2012)

Information about our Year R curriculum can be found in our Year R Booklet 2021-22 (PDF, 334.74 kB)

Half termly overviews are sent home at the beginning of each half term to share with you what the children will be learning in school.  These can be found below:

Year R Half Termly Overview – Summer 1 2022 Around the world (PDF, 118.32 kB)

The End of Year R expectations can be found here. (PDF, 476.14 kB)

Our information meetings for parents are usually held in the July before the children start school in September.  The presentations can be found below:

Induction Presentation – YR (PDF, 749.88 kB)

The Reception Class Day (PDF, 207.72 kB)

Top Tips for preparing your child for school (PDF, 23.07 kB)

Getting Ready for School

Surrey Family Information Service have produced a “Getting Ready for School (PDF, 776.42 kB)” booklet which you may find useful and includes information about:

  • Applying for school
  • Things to think about in the weeks before school
  • Childcare
  • At school
  • Time for parents/carers