St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

The Curriculum

The Curriculum


The reception class curriculum is the revised 2021 Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, wherein it is advised that children learn successfully through the following characteristics:


• Play and exploring- children investigate and experience things, and 'have a go';


• Active learning,- children are encouraged to concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter any difficulties and enjoy achievements;


• Creating and thinking critically- children have the opportunity to develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.


There are Seven Areas of Learning and Development, which will include Three Prime Areas and Four Specific Areas. Here the children will develop their skills, build upon their knowledge and apply it in different contexts.


Children in Reception learn through exploration, play and guided tasks, which takes place both indoors and outside in our spacious and well-resourced environment. We focus first on the three prime areas: