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St Giles Church of England Primary School


Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)



Welcome to Reception. In our environment we have around 45 children split in to two classes. We share a large open plan classroom and outdoor space which is well resourced and provides children with high quality early education and an enabling environment to learn new things and practise skills. 

We follow the educational programmes set out in the EYFS statutory framework and work towards the early learning goals which we assess in the summer term and indicate if the child is working towards or at the expected level. There are 7 areas of learning in the EYFS which are divided into the prime and the specific areas. The prime areas include communication and language, physical development, and personal, social, and emotional development. The specific areas include literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design.

Within the first 6 weeks of starting school, we assess each child using the national 'Reception Baseline Assessment'. This information will be the starting point for helping parents and carers to understand how we will support your child between Reception and Year 6. More information can be found below:

Reception Baseline Assessment

We complete ongoing discreet assessments throughout the year to ensure we have a clear picture of the children’s development and whether the child needs extra help or further challenge.

Who's Who

There are two classes in Reception.

Class 1 - Mrs Gamble (EYFS Lead and class teacher)

Class 2 – Miss Przyborski (Teacher)

EYFS - Intent, Implentation and Impact

Development Matters

Pre-School reading list

YR Reading List

7 Features of Effective Practice 

Maths at home in EYFS


Spring 1 Newsletter 

Spring 2 Newsletter

More information about what we teach can be found under the Curriculum banner - there are planning overviews on the 'Curriculum at St Giles' page, and more information on the linked subject pages.