Our Reception class has been planned to provide a happy and secure environment where your child can learn and develop by following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The new curriculum was introduced in September 2012. The emphasis is on the three prime areas of learning which are Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional and Physical Development. These three areas are taught through the four specific areas which are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Emphasis is laid on the Characteristics of Effective Learning, which are playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically; the ways in which your child learns.