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Welcome to Sacred Heart Primary School

with children at its heart

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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to Reception's class page.

Our Reception classes are Badgers (Mrs Middleton) and Hedgehogs (Mrs Cope/Bowen).


Reception is....

The year that your child will become 'school-ready'; developing their courage, resilience, independence and communication.


Our intent:

Language development is the driver of our curriculum and we strive for children to become skillful, effective communicators.


Our curriculum

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and this sets the standards for us to meet to ensure the children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning by giving children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

Each child is unique and develop in varying ways. We observe and plan using the characteristics of effective learning, prime and/or specific area and age bands of the EYFS.

Characteristics of Effective Learning are ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment-

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

These underpin learning and development across all areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design



Here you will find out information about our learning, and important dates for your diary.

Please click on the links below to find out what we are learning about!