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Here at Haxby Road, we have a 45 place Reception. Reception is the building blocks to children beginning their school journey. We provide a stimulating and challenging environment for children to develop their skills, friendships and personalities. 

We believe that children learn best by direct experience and interactions between people and their environment, through established routines and inspirational activities. We value the strong relationship with our local community and we encourage a positive partnership between children, their home, the provision and the wider community who help us to support the children in our care, to develop into individuals who will lead happy and rewarding lives.

Where to find us?

Reception is located within the EYFS unit at the end of our school. Access is via the main office or through the EYFS playground.

The children have access to a wide range of outdoor resources throughout the session which is securely enclosed.

Session Times

Reception children begin their day at 8.40am and finish at 3pm. Please see our daily footprints of the day below:

Our daily steps

We feel it is really important that children have consistent routines every day. This helps to provide the children with comfort and security. When children feel this sense of trust and safety they are free to play, explore and learn. 

8:40 – 9:50 | Good morning and writing task

9.00 – 9.20 | Phonics adult led session

9:20 – 11 | Free flow in the indoor and outdoor learning environment 

11 – 11.15 | Direct Teaching Time – topic based enquiries to develop our literacy and communication skills

11.15-11.30 | Reading Practise Session

11:30 – 12:30 | Lunch time with our class and physical activities outdoors

12:30 – 12.50 | Maths adult led session

12.50-2.30 | Free flow in the indoor and outdoor learning environment

2:30 – 2:45 | Our end of day Review writing 

2:45 – 3:00 | Story time and hometime

Meet the team

    Caroline Wilkinson      Lauren Powell

The staff build upon what children already know and can do, promote their self-confidence, autonomy, independence and fulfilment. Children have opportunities to play, learn and develop as they experience a range of adult led and child initiated activities.

Staff make regular assessments of children’s learning and development. This information is used to ensure that future planning reflects identified needs. Using individual profiling and tracking, children’s learning in monitored throughout EYFS and school.

We offer children rich experiences in a variety of situations, in learning environments that simulate and invite them to engage holistically and emotionally both indoors and outdoors.