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Hello and welcome to our Reception page. Check here for updates throughout the year!

Welcome to Reception!


We are so excited to meet all of you and welcome you into our Reception Classes! We hope you enjoy learning and growing with us this year.


Our teachers this year are Miss Woodward in Elm Class and Miss Dorman in Maple Class. We are supported by Mrs Bham, Mrs Coldman, Miss Hayfield, Miss Kirkbride, Miss Miller and Miss Parris We will be adding lots of pictures of our exciting activities as the year goes on to show how much we are learning every single day. We plan based on the children's interests as they develop so if you notice something your child is interested in, please let us know!



The EYFS curriculum 

The early years of a child's life lay the foundation for future development. At Chilver's Coton we foster the child's own interests, needs and stages of development and plan rich activities which extend their skills and knowledge both in and outside of the classroom. Our purposefully planned activities closely follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. 


The EYFS Curriculum is planned to ensure progression in seven areas of learning. All areas of learning are important to children's development and are interconnected. Each area is divided into different stages which help staff identify the resources and learning opportunity for our children at Chilver's Coton. Three areas, however, are crucial for sparking the children's natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, the formation of healthy relationships and helping children to thrive. These three prime areas reflect the key skills that all children need in order to be ready for school.

Prime areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development


At Chilver's Coton we also support children in four specific areas of learning. These areas provide an important context for learning, include essential knowledge and consolidate the skills outlined in the prime areas.

Specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Knowledge of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


We carefully deliver teaching for each area of learning through a balance of purposeful play and learning experience and adult-led activities. In guiding children's learning we consider the different ways that children learn and reflect these in our practice. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

  • Active Learning - children are resilient and enjoy their achievements.
  • Creating and thinking critically - children develop their own strategies for doing things and make links between their ideas and thoughts.
  • Playing and exploring - children openly explore new experiences.


The EYFS Curriculum also encourages staff and families/carers to work together. In reception at Chilver's Coton we are always happy to help and discuss anything regarding your child's education and welfare. 

Reception Long Term Plan

Autumn 1 - Our learning and exploration

Autumn 2 - Our learning and exploration

Term 2 - Spring 1 Why does the sky sparkle?

Guidance to support your child's learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide DVD

This video from Ruth Miskin shows you how to pronounce sounds in a pure way. Find out more about Read Write Inc.:

Useful documents for maths