Reception Curriculum Overview

When your child starts school they will join one of our two Reception classes within the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S) is the stage of education from birth to the end of the Reception year. It is based on the recognition that children learn best through play and active learning.

The EYFS framework exists to support all professionals working in the EYFS help your child, and was developed with a number of early years experts and parents.

In 2012 the framework was revised to make it clearer and easier to use, with more focus on the things that matter most. The new framework also has a greater emphasis on your role in helping your child develop.

If you would like more information or detail on the Reception curriculum at St Peter's then please call school on 01952 387980 or use the school email address: and mark for the attention of the Reception teachers, Mrs Ziokowski or Mrs McKimm.


The following is a link to the Department of Education website. It provides further and more information of the Early Years Curriculum.

Early Years Curriculum

This is also a useful link for the EYFS curriculum.

EYFS Parent Guide

EYFS Statutory Framework

Development Matters

Please click on the following links for more detailed information on Reception Maths and English.

Reception - Maths Year Overview

Reception - English Overview