EYFS – Ash Class (Reception)

Our youngest children are very lucky to have a bespoke built classroom with an outdoor area which allows for free flowing learning opportunities.

The children cover both the Prime and Specific areas of learning, supported by an experienced Early Years teacher and Nursery Nurse.

The children do use the facilities of the main school building for lunch times, assemblies and PE times. This provides our reception children with the best of both world; a safe EYFS environment whilst being introduced to ‘big school’.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The children will learn new skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate understanding through the seven areas.

Personal, social and emotional development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World, Expressive arts and design.

The prime areas run alongside and support learning in all other areas, so these are our focused areas when the children start school.

We ensure activities support the CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING.

PLAYING AND EXPLORING – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.

ACTIVE LEARNING – Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements.

CREATING AND THINKING CRITICALLY – Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.


Teaching and learning is linked to planned Big Experiences. These experiences require pupils to apply their learning, developing their knowledge and practice in skills. Our EYFS curriculum links to our primary curriculum drivers where appropriate, and our EYFS pupils enjoy taking part in our whole school Super Learning Days (see the grid below). Please click here to see our EYFS Big Experiences and the associated learning.

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
DriverLove for LearningHistoryGeographyReadingScienceThe Arts
TitleAdventure TimeStep back in timeDon’t forget your passport for..Nose in a bookWe are scientistsThe Mighty Creatives
EYFSLearning through Big Experiences

Learning through Big Experiences

Learning through Big Experiences

Learning through Big Experiences

Learning through Big Experiences

Learning through Big Experiences

Super Learning DayEscape Room WorkshopRemembrance:ChinaWorld Book DayScience WeekCelebration of Art

Meet the Teacher

Each class teacher creates a PowerPoint to share the expectations for the year.