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Welcome to Reception!

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the children follow a play-based curriculum that will provide them with opportunities to:

  • Develop their confidence, independence and social interaction.
  • Encounter a range of new and exciting experiences, through the power of play. Build upon the skills they have as they leave the home environment to start school. 
  • Develop these skills as an individual.
  • Prepare for the next stage in their primary school curriculum. 


Throughout the school day, the children will learn in a range of different ways. Through whole class focused group work, small group learning, adult-led activities, child-led activities and independent play. 


Please find additional details about this academic year below, if you would like any further information on the EYFS at St John's please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit. We always enjoy welcoming new friends and are looking forward to getting to know you all. 


Miss Solan- Reception Class Teacher smiley

Miss Smith- Reception Teaching Assistant  smiley

🌟🌟🌟EYFS Nursery and Reception places available at St. John’s for September 2021 🌟🌟🌟

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Are you looking for Nursery or Reception places for September 2021?

We have part and full time Nursery places available for children aged 3-4 years from September 2021 onwards.

We also have Reception places available for a September 2021 start for children who were born between 1.9.2016 and 31.8.2017.

Please contact the school office on 0161 723 1078 to speak to Miss Solan for more information about our amazing EYFS unit! 😊

New to Reception September 2020 Parent/Carer Presentation

St John’s EYFS Key Skills- English and Maths

EYFS LTP Cycle 1: 2020-2021

Autumn 1

This half term is all about settling in to the routines and expectations at school, making new friends and having lots of fun exploring our new learning environments both inside and outside! We are focusing on the text ‘Here We Are’ And will be learning all about the world around us, our local community, school community, families, friends and of course ourselves. Below you will find a link to our newsletter for this half term and some pictures to celebrate our learning and achievements. 

Reception Autumn 1 Timetable 2020

Our focus text this half term is ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth - Official Trailer

Take a tour of the planet we call home. Adapted from the best-selling children's book by Oliver Jeffers and narrated by Meryl Streep, Here We Are:

Reception Newsletter Autumn 1- Here We Are

WB 1.9.2020: A settled start, making lots of new friends at school!

WB 7.9.20: (Earth) This week have been learning all about planet Earth 🌍 And how it is made up of Two and sea. We are beginning to think about how they are different and the types of things we might expect to see on the land and in the sea. 

WB 14.9.20: (Community) This week we have been learning about Radcliffe, our local community and the place where most of us live! We have explored lots of local features, including different types of houses, shops and places to visit. What do you know about Radcliffe?

gonna build a house.mpg

Can you help to build a house? What will you need? I wonder if you can sing the song and do the actions at home?

WB 21.9.20 (Family) This week we have been thinking about the special people in our lives and homes 💜🏠 We have also been thinking about the different words people use to name their family members.

WB 28.9.2020 (All about Me!) This week we have been learning about ourselves... what we like and dislike, how we are the same and/or different to our friends and we even learnt lots of body party names!

The Skeleton Dance

How many body parts can you name and find?

WB 5.10.2020 (Feelings & Emotions) This week we have been exploring lots of different feelings, emotions and moods. We are now able to explain how we feel and are beginning to understand the reasons why we might feel that way. We have learnt to ask ask our friends ‘How are you feeling today?’

The Feelings Song

How many feelings can you explain?

WB 12.10.2020 (keeping healthy and safe) This week we have been exploring the concept of keeping healthy and safe, we have discussed the importance of keeping clean, looked at different ways to keep fit and make healthier choice with our food and drink.

WB 19.10.2020 (Autumn) This week has been all about Autumn, we have been busy exploring Autumn animals, colours and leaves and thinking about our 5 senses.

Seasons Song for Kids ♫ Autumn Leaves are Falling Down ♫ by The Learning Station

How many signs of Autumn can you see?

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow (Songs for Kids)

When all the farm animals are sleeping and the sun has gone to bed, Mr. Scarecrow loves to dance! Jump up and dance with your little one to this fun song for...

EYFS Autumn walk 20.10.20