Reception at Prior’s Mill


All the learning activities and experiences in Reception are carefully planned to support your child with achieving the statements in the Early Year Foundation Stage framework. The 7 educational programmes from the EYFS statutory framework curriculum are:

Prime Areas:

• Communication and language

• Physical Development

• Personal, Social and Emotional development

Specific Areas:

• Literacy

• Mathematics

• Understanding the world

• Expressive Arts and Design

In Reception, we teach daily phonics sessions following the Little Wandle scheme. In addition to this, the children participate in Literacy activities linked to Drawing Club and Maths activities following the White Rose scheme of learning. We aim to create a language rich environment by introducing new vocabulary through both direct teaching and child-initiated play. A love of reading is instilled early in the children’s school journey by placing quality children’s books at the heart of our curriculum.