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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

Year Groups  »  Reception

Welcome to Reception. Let the fun begin!  

EYFS
Early Years education is the foundation upon which children build the rest of their lives and it encompasses all learning. We aim to build upon that which you so ably started before your child started school.
The Reception Class is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) where the children learn through play, engage in exciting hands-on experiences and develop a wealth of knowledge. We follow the curriculum as set out by the government covering the three Prime areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED), Communication and Language (CL) and Physical Development, and the Specific areas of learning: Literacy (L), Mathematics (M), Understanding the World (UW) and Expressive Arts & Design (EAD). All areas of learning are important at this stage and the planning and activities are based around this.
We aim to cover a range of topics, each focusing on particular Areas of Learning and Early Learning Goals. Our topics include, All About Me, Let’s Celebrate, A Seaside Adventure, Off We Go and Beanstalks and Butterflies.

The staff within the Reception class work closely together to ensure that the provision available to the children is well-resourced and planned in depth to maximise the learning of each individual in a safe and exciting environment. We hope you enjoy browsing through our gallery and looking at our Twitter feed!

Our Reception Team at Lakeside

Class RS:
Teacher - Miss Sims
Teaching Assistant - Miss R Legg
Class RG
Teacher - Miss Griffin
Teaching Assistant - Mrs S Partridge 
Class RP:
Teacher - Miss Paddock
Teaching Assistant - Mrs C Smith

Our Curriculum: 
Autumn Term: 'Magical me' and 'When I grow up'
Spring Term: 'World explorers' and 'Once upon a time'
Summer Term: 'Down at the bottom of the garden' and 'To infinity and beyond'

Helpful Information
PE -  PE kits can be kept in school and will be sent home to be washed during the holidays.
Class 1 and 2- Friday
Class 3- Monday

Reading books are collected in on a Tuesday and a Friday. They are changed and given back the same day.