Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure


EYFS (Reception) – Mrs Evans and Mrs Kirby

Welcome to Bathampton Reception. We have a very hands on, play-based approach to learning in Reception. We utilise our fantastic bespoke classroom and vast grounds to support learning. Our aim is for every child to achieve their best through fun, imaginative, hands-on activities that have meaning to 4 and 5 year olds. Play is the kind of learning where not only the children don’t realise they are learning, but many adults don’t realise either!


Early Years Curriculum


The statutory Foundation Stage Curriculum (also known as the EYFS) has seven key areas of learning. These are broken into 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas, as follows:




  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development




  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design


During a child’s first half term at school, the prime areas are the key focus of our learning, as children settle into new routines. These prime areas then continue to underpin our work throughout the Reception year, ensuring we have happy children that will thrive and succeed as they continue in their learning journey.  


A Typical Day in Reception


Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others.’


Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, 2017