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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

Welcome to our Year Groups section of the school website  »  Reception

Welcome to Reception - 'Let the fun begin'
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 Partner - Mrs C Stevens

Class RG

Teacher - Miss Griffin
Teaching Partner - Miss S Harrod

Class RP:

Teacher - Mrs J Whitmore
Teaching Partner - Mrs C Smith

PPA Teacher:

Mrs S Teece

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


Helping your child learn their sounds - Phonic Videos
Helping your child learn their sounds - Phonic Videos
EYFS Spring 1 Theme Map 2018-19

'Zoom to the Moon'

EYFS Spring 1 Curriculum Letter 2018-19
EYFS Autumn Term Theme Map 'Magical Me' 2018-19
EYFS Images - ARCHIVE 2018-19
A great start to Reception - ARCHIVE 2018-19