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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 using our indoor and outdoor provision.  


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. 


Mrs Hanson & Mrs Ellithorn


Key things to remember

Monday: Book Bag

Tuesday: Book Bag

Wednesday: Book Bag

Thursday: Book Bag (Reading Practice book will be changed, Sharing Book chosen), PE with Coach Sean

Friday: Book Bag, Celebration Assembly in class (Green jumper and certificate awarded)

Reception's trip to Smithills Farm 29.3.22

Our Autumn 2 Term Learning

'What to Expect When' - A guide for Parents

Reception Parent/Carer Phonics information:

Phonics Alphabet Song

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter. This is designed to help children learn the letter names and sounds of the alphabet.