Class page

Welcome to Reception's Class Page!
Teacher: Mrs Dean and Mrs Neary
Teaching Assistants: Miss Williamson & Miss Sutcliffe
Here you will be able to find out all the relevant information about our learning throughout the year. Please log in to your tapestry account to see what the children have been getting up to!
Please click the links below to take you to the relevant social media sites.
Reception Information
PE takes place on Monday afternoon. Please ensure all children come to school in full PE kit.
Homework will be given out half termly. Children can choose which activity they want to complete each week. Homework can be brought into school or shared via Tapestry. This will then be shared with the rest of the class.
Please read with your child at least three times a week at home. Your child will read to an adult in school and have their books changed once a week, on an allocated day. The three books your child will receive each week are:
1. Independent (fully decodable)
2. Read with (some decodable words, some they will need help with)
3. Listen to (story books they can listen to you read)
Spellings will be put into children's homework books, on the day their reading books are changed. Please practice these at least three times.
In Reception, we focus on phonics to help us with our reading fluency. We do phonics every day in small targeted groups. Have a go at home to practice the sounds you have learned in your phase. Can you find these sounds in your reading book?
Outdoor Learning Day
Each term, the children in Reception take part in an Outdoor Learning Day. You will be informed when this will be. Please ensure your child has wellies to remain in school as outdoor learning also take place to support teaching.
Reception Baseline Information
On entry to Reception, children will take part in a statutory baseline assessment. This is used as a starting point to measure the progress children make throughout school. These assessments are then used to plan and deliver appropriate activities for your child.
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
The EYFS profile is completed for every child in the final term of their Reception year. The EYFS profile is a summary of your child's attainment at the end of the Reception year. Children are assessed against the 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs). In order for your child to reach a good level of development, they must meet the ELGs in the following areas:
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotion Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
In addition to the 17 ELGs, the EYFS profile will include information about how your child is developing in three Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL). These are:
  • Playing and exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically
The EYFS profile is completed for 3 main purposes. 
  • To inform you about your child's development
  • To make the transition to Year 1 smoother
  • To help the Year 1 teacher plan a curriculum that will suit the needs of all pupils.
The Early Learning Goals for each area of development can be found below.
Early Years Curriculum at Heathfield Primary School

At Heathfield, our curriculum lays out the way we teach our children to achieve our mission statement;


Learning together, learning for life.


The curriculum consists of all the planned activities and routines that we organise in order to promote learning, confidence and self-esteem. We ensure there is a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities to ensure children have time to explore their own ideas.  It includes not only the formal requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children.

The EYFS curriculum is coherently planned based on children’s needs, interests and carefully considered outcomes. This is derived from Quality texts and experiences of the wider world.  At Heathfield, we recognise the importance of providing children with high quality texts as this is an essential way to build a wide and rich vocabulary and supports long term memory.