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Welcome to Reception – Bumble Bee class!

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Munday. We are helped by Teaching Assistants, Ms. Rossi, Mrs Chapman and  Miss Green HLTA.

On a Thursday we are taught by specialist teachers for French- Mr Sage,  Music- Mrs Johnson and PE – Mr Coggins

We hope that you find all the information about Reception Class here.

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

  • The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the stage of education for children from birth to the end of the Reception year.
  • It is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.

What are the areas of learning and development?


The areas of learning are:

Three prime areas of learning and development

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

Four specific areas of learning and development

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

The children explore these areas of learning in main whole class teaching, independent work, small group work with an adult and through playing with carefully selected activities in Reception. The children spend a lot of time learning through play as it is believed this is the best way for young children to learn. The children learn both indoors and outdoors, and we use the outdoor area whatever the weather.

The three characteristics of effective learning- how young children learn- these are taken into account when we plan and guide children’s activities.

1 Playing and exploring


2 Active learning


Creating and thinking critically



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