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In our class we strive to establish an Early Years environment which provides for all its pupils, a happy and secure environment in which to learn and be cared for. It is a place where every child is recognised as an individual and is helped to understand that they have great value in being themselves! 

The Early Years curriculum

In our classroom we consider ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ which promote positive attitudes to learning, an enthusiasm for knowledge and the confidence to become successful learners. 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically
Children will explore, discover and investigate using a range of open ended resources, following their own interests and accessing adult led learning time. We believe that children learn best when they are engaged in real, hand on, exciting experiences. 
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and Early Years professional describe the time in your child’s life between birth and 5 years. EYFS follows its own curriculum divided into seven areas. These areas are made up of prime areas and specific areas. Each area of learning has a set of related expectations for typical development through the Early Years.

The prime areas are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development (self-regulation;managing self; building relationships)
  • Communication and language (listening, attention and understanding; speaking)
  • Physical development (gross motor skills;fine motor skills)

The specific areas are:

  • Literacy (comprehension; word reading; writing)
  • Mathematics (number; numerical patterns)
  • Understanding the world (past and present;people, culture and communities; the natural world)
  • Expressive arts and design (creating with materials;being imaginative and creative)


Our Learning

Stories we love to read - our reading so far this year
Take a tour through our wonderful Reception Classroom
Autumn Lunch Menu

We have brilliant phonics teachers in Reception
Morning play
Porridge tasting! Yum
I wonder who will be invited to the ball
q & u dream wedding!
The X factor!
Making 4 sided shapes!
In maths we have been learning about 1 more and 1 less
outdoor snack and play
How did Jack get to the market to sell the cow?
In maths this week we have been exploring positional language
Finding and making 4!
Outdoor play
Reenactment of The Little Red Riding Hood
Finding and making 5!
Remembrance Day
Phonics sounds!
Exploring circles and triangles
Odd socks day
Skipping Festival
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Room on a broom, spooky season!

We had a visit from our local dentist. They spoke with us about keeping our teeth clean, and why we should avoid eating too many Halloween sweets.

Affirmation pumpkin smash!
Well done everyone! We had two winners, Kensa with a rhubarb leaf and Jenson
Den building this morning!
Exploring 1, 2, 3
Colour monster
Todays sound is l
Today we learnt the sound i
phonics sound f
Boston Spa library visit
In maths we have been busy measuring and comparing
Exploring capacity
This week we explored our 5 senses
Watch us balance, jump and climb!
Learning ‘n’ nest 🪹, ‘p’ pirates 🏴‍☠️ and parrots
Green green grass! g g g
Busy morning in Reception

Working on our fine motor skills

Building houses after dough disco this morning
Today we joined an online session with author/illustrator Bethan Woollvin. She read us her new story and she then taught us how to draw the main character Luna!
Drawing our bodies and our bones
Phonics has begun! This week we have learnt m, a, s, d, t
Today we read a lovely story about feelings, ask your child about the meaning behind their colours on their rainbow
Reception Class Band!
Today we read ‘Traction man’ ! Our own action figures have been busy this morning
Dough Disco! What is your favourite song to disco too?
Messy Play!
We don’t mind a little rain!
Exploring our outdoor classroom… ask your child what we found!
Settling in

The children in Reception have settled in beautifully to school and have enjoyed exploring the provision inside and out. We are so proud of how well they have started at Primrose Lane!

First Day of Reception