Welcome to Reception 




Our Long Term Plan

Our Reception long term plan outlines the activities, experiences and objectives we intend to cover across the year. 

Our curriculum is flexible and is tailored by our conscientious practitioners to meet the needs of the children


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin


Our Topic Webs


Summer 1


Spring 2


Autumn 2


Autumn 1 - 2023







Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language.

Our pacy, whole class phonics lessons are taught daily; additional intervention sessions as also provided daily, as required.

We follow the Essential Letters and Sounds Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme, which is based on Letters and Sounds (2007). ELS supports children in making quick progress to become fluent and confident readers.


Click here to see our Nursery to Year One phonics progression map




Phonics Sounds

Pronunciation of Phase 2 phonics sounds: Phase 2 sounds.mp4 on Vimeo 

Pronunciation of Phase 3 phonics sounds: Phase 3 sounds on Vimeo



We follow the NCETM Mastering Number Programme which aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2.

The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in Reception classes, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future.



'Becoming a fluent, skilled and attentive reader starts at the earliest stages, before children encounter a book for the first time, partly driven by the quality of their parents’2 talk with them that expands their vocabulary.'

- The Reading Framework (DfE 2021)


We aim to instill a love of books and stories. We do this by:

  • carefully choosing quality texts that we share with the children
  • planning exciting activities around books to bring the learning to life
  • ensuring the texts we share have a context and link to either our topic, the season or the children's interests
  • Reading decodable books with the children individually 
  • Sending decodable books home for children to share with familiar adults 


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Dr. Seuss 


Outdoor Learning Environment

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Documents that has been used to develop our EYFS curriculum:

Statutory EYFS Framework 2021
Development Matters 2021