Stanford Primary School

Stanford Primary School

Pupils, Parents and Staff Raising Standards Together


Reception is the final phase within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets the standards for learning from birth to 5 years. 

Children learn mostly through play and games in the following areas of learning:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design


At the end of Reception, class teachers will make assessment judgements for all children based on their development towards the Early Learning Goals for each area of learning. These are shared with parents in the Summer term. Assessments are mostly based on observations of what the children show they can do.  Children do not take tests. 



Reception Class have now begun the Autumn Term and the children are thoroughly enjoying getting to know one another.  They have started learning the rules and routines which are expected and have really been impressing Miss Parry with all they know!

Home Learning over the summer was to make a family photo, thank you to those who made one, the children have loved sharing these and talking about who their special people are. Recently, we have also enjoyed opening the classroom to Parents and Carers. This was an opportunity to see where and how the children learn.

Our topic this term is ‘Why do you love so much?’  We have shared a story called ‘Mummy do you love me?’ and discussed what makes each of us so special.  The children are very much looking forward to looking into this topic a little more over the next few weeks.





For more information about what we will be learning this term, click the links below.


EYFS Holiday Homework Summer 2017

EYFS Holiday Homework Autumn 2017


Reception Autumn 1 Topic Web 2017

Reception Autumn 2 Topic Web 2017