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EYFS (Reception)


At Priorslee Academy, our aim is to give all children the best possible to start to their school career by providing stimulating and enabling environments that cater for all children’s learning and emotional needs. We strive to deliver an ambitious curriculum that will build upon children’s knowledge and skills and continue to prepare them for future success throughout school life and beyond. We value close relationships with our parents and families and recognise the important role that this plays in developing the whole child. At the heart curriculum we aim to develop a love of reading as we feel this is the cornerstone to learning. We understand that the ability to communicate effectively is also key and therefore ensure that children are active participants in the learning process to ensure are high quality outcomes.



What to bring each day:

- A waterproof coat

- Sunhat and sun cream on warm days

- Hat and gloves on cold days

- Spare underwear socks/tights etc

- Lunchbox

- Reading book and reading record

- Water bottle

- A smile!



Please come and ask if you have any questions, no matter what it is. If you are unable to come to school then please ring or write a note or send us an email. 


Starting school is a daunting prospect for parents as well as children and we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone.



Tuesday and Thursdays are our PE days- Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit


Friday is our Forest school day- Please send your child into school wearing their school polo shirt and jumper/cardigan and joggers/trouser that you don't mind getting muddy. 



Tapestry- Online learning journey

Here at Priorslee Academy, Tapestry is one of the methods we use to record your child’s reception learning journey, as well as their Maths and English exercise books. Your child has been set up with their own account which we will upload photo’s and videos of your children’s learning. You will also be able to upload photographs of any special events and wow moments that occur outside of school with your child.  In Tapestry you will be able to comment on the observations made at school but unfortunately we are unable to reply to them. Tapestry will also provide you with next steps for your child so you can see how you can support their learning at home.


If you are having issues logging onto Tapestry please speak to a member of the team.






The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the ‘curriculum’ of the Reception year. The EYFS framework sets out key learning goals for your child’s early development which, if achieved, provide the 'foundations' for all later learning and successes, focusing on developing every child's skills through, playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically through 7 areas of learning and development:

The 3 Prime Areas of the EYFS are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development. 

The 4 Specific Areas of the EYFS are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

We help our Reception children to work towards the Early Learning Goals which are the Knowledge, Skills and Understanding children should have at the end of their first academic year at school. Our work involves ongoing assessment and reporting to parents and/or carers as well as considering our children’s Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements. 

Phonics Guide for Parents