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West Didsbury CE Primary School

West Didsbury CE Primary School

EYFS - Information about our Reception classes

Reception class information:

Starting school is an exciting time: a time of new experiences, new friends and new places. Our school days provide a secure and nurturing environment where your child can play, explore, experiment, investigate and learn. We encourage the children to acquire skills and knowledge through first-hand experience, gaining a sound understanding of the world around them.

The curriculum for our Reception classes has been developed from many years of outstanding teaching at our sister school, Didsbury CE Primary, and has developed over the last 6 years by our Early Years team. We follow the curriculum from Development Matters and cherish each child as an individual, helping them learn to grow and develop across all areas of their learning.

So, what does an actual school day look and feel like? Have a look at our timetable for a typical day.

Morning

8.45am      Children are met by their teachers and come into school to complete a morning task, e.g. writing their name or reading a story.                  

8.55am      Children settle on the carpet for the register and literacy session.

9.15am       Children learn independently in the classroom areas or complete a guided task with an adult. 

9:45am       Snack and story/poem

10.00am     Group time - Collective Worship, story, singing or class discussion

10.20am     Children learn independently in the classroom areas or complete a guided task with an adult.

11.20am      Phonics session

11.45pm      Lunch time

Afternoon

1.00pm Register then maths carpet session

1.15pm Children learn independently in the classroom areas or complete a guided task with an adult.

2.45pm Carpet time; music, Spanish, PSE, RE etc.

3.10pm Home time