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Welcome to Reception (Monkey Class)

Class Teacher: Miss Holmes

Class TA: Mrs Houghton (am) 

Miss Howell (pm) 


A warm welcome to our new starters, we can't wait to meet you!
Welcome to Monkey class, an exciting place where Reception children learn alongside children in Year's 1 & 2.

How does it work?

Children in Reception are provided with a wealth of child-initiated and directed learning activities that support your child's progress in achieving their Early Learning Goals (ELGs). 
There are 7 areas of learning and development that shape the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): this is made up of 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas. Each area of learning is important and inter-connected. 

The prime areas are: 

  • Communication and Language (C & L)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) 


Children are also supported in four specific areas, whereby the prime areas are strengthened and applied. 

The specific areas are: 

  • Literacy 

  • Mathematics 

  • Understanding of the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design