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Reception- Chestnut

Welcome to Reception


Mrs Smith is the teacher for Chestnut Class

Mrs Gallard is the teaching assistant

Mrs Ilyas (AM only) and Miss Watts (PM only) or Mrs Peare (PM only) are the Learning Support Assistants


More information can be found on this page with regards to the curriculum and classroom procedures. 


Learning in Reception is taught through a range of practical, meaningful and stimulating experiences that reflect and value all 7 areas of the curriculum.


The 7 areas of learning are divided into 3 prime areas and 4 specific.


The prime areas run through and support learning in all other areas.


The Prime areas are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Communication and Language (CL)


The Specific areas include essentials skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas and provide important contexts for learning.


The Specific areas are:

  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Understanding the World (UtW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)