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, 602.63 kB) (2023).  The Progression of Skills for each learning area can be found within Curriculum subject pages.

Information about our Year R curriculum can be found in our Reception Booklet 2024-25 (PDF, 243.28 kB).  Should you require any further information about the Year R curriculum, please contact the school office on 01276 25546 or email

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 2 Lets explore (PDF, 118.92 kB)

Year R Half Termly Overview – Summer 1 2024 Around the World (PDF, 160.61 kB)

Year R Half Termly Overview – Spring 2 2024 Tell Me a Story (PDF, 134.35 kB)

Year R Half Termly Overview – Spring 1 2024 Time Travellers (PDF, 113.27 kB)

Year R Half Termly Overview – Autumn 2 2023 Space (PDF, 143.71 kB)

Year R Half Termly Overview – Autumn 1 2023 (PDF, 76.16 kB)

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

Year R presentation 2024 (PDF, 3.49 MB)

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