Our Reception children enjoy a child-led curriculum that places their interests and passions at the heart of learning. When children are interested and excited, they engage in the learning, and develop a genuine love of learning which results in the children enjoying their days at school.
During their time in our Reception class, our aim is to foster every child’s independence, nurture them, inspire learning and provide challenges that extend their learning.
Reception children enjoy a generous amount of indoor and outdoors space as well as their own classroom, Reception children have access to the main school building and all of its facilities: library, prayer space, ICT room, outdoor swimming pool and a large and exciting outdoor garden and playfields.
Parents are also supported with termly workshops (currently disrupted due to Covid) and updates through our online portal, Tapestry.
Children learn in a variety of ways:
For more information about starting in Reception, please download our information booklet on the admissions page.
We would welcome the opportunity to show you our Early Years building where our Reception and Nursery class is based. If you would like to book a tour, please call the school office.
The Early Years Foundation Stage
The prime areas of learning are...
CL communication and language
PD physical development
PSED personal social and emotional development
The specific areas of learning are...
EAD expressive arts and design
UW understanding the world
There are 4 key principles that underpin our practice in the Early Years at Hazlemere C of E.
A Unique Child We recognise that all children are different. We identify and celebrate their strengths and support their areas for development.
Positive Relationships Our pupils interact well with each other and with the adults in the school. We encourage parents to be involved with their child's education.
Enabling Environments Our indoor and outdoor areas encourage exploration, investigation and independent learning. Our displays and resources are well maintained and reflect current learning.
Learning and Development Pupils achieve well and make good progress from their starting points. Learning is playful, practical and purposeful and builds upon prior attainment. Our children enjoy coming to school.