Maiden Beech Primary Academy

Maiden Beech Primary Academy
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EYFS - Reception

Our reception children are in their final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is a guide that outlines what to expect when in the EYFS for parents highlighting the crucial learning and development that takes place for every child between birth and five years old.

At Maiden Beech Primary Academy (MBPA), we are committed to giving your child the best start to their education at school. This begins with our transition in the summer term before they begin school in September. Further information on starting at MBPA can be found in our Welcome Pack and Admission Forms.

We are a school that has reading at the heart of our curriculum. This begins with each child receiving a book as part of their transition. We also actively encourage our school starters to read the suggested books below to help them prepare for their transition.

Books about starting school

Our Curriculum

Teaching and learning in Reception is directed by the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. It covers seven areas of learning which are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

All reception students have access to indoor-outdoor free flow learning so they are encouraged to make choices for themselves and to direct their own learning.  We promote a nurturing environment within our early years, we try to ensure the children are happy, secure and eager to come to school to learn.  

Learning is celebrated and shared using an online learning platform - Tapestry. This allows the learning and development of each child to be captured fully and creates a partnership between home and school. 


For more information on what your child will be learning in each term and how you can extend their learning beyond school, please take a look at the PDF below. 


The phonics programme that is used in Reception is called 'Sounds Write'.  Children are taught daily phonics lessons to help them become confident readers with a love of reading.


 Home Learning