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Tweseldown Infant School

Tweseldown Infant School

Reception Year


Welcome to Reception at Tweseldown Infant School.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage there are seven areas of learning and development that shape Early Years settings, this includes the Reception year at infant schools. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

There are also four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

Effective learning builds on and extends what children know and can already do therefore, our planning is informed by observations we have made of the children in order to understand and consider their current interests, experiences, development and learning needs.

We aim to provide a caring nurturing environment that allows children to explore and learn.  In welcoming your child to our Tweseldown Family the transition period into school is very important so that they make a happy and confident start.

Our Early Years provision is delivered through a balance of adult led and child initiated activities and we work closely as a team to provide opportunities for children to learn through carefully planned, purposeful play in both the indoor and outdoor environment.

The classes in Reception are named after locally found animals; Rabbit, Hedgehog, Mouse and Squirrel. The children start off as the smallest animals ready to grow on their learning journey.