Reception is the first year group at school. At Grangefield we have two reception classes, both have full time teaching assistants.  Our aim is to ensure that the children have a smooth transition from Nursery/Pre School to Reception and continue their Early Years Foundation Stage education.   

In Reception, our personalised and tailored curriculum provides all children with the in knowledge, skills and understanding they need to be confident, inquisitive, curious, independent learners and influence their wider thinking across all areas of the curriculum. We believe that providing an education that does all of this gives children the best chance to become well-rounded, happy individuals, ready to succeed in an ever-changing world.

We will make a positive difference to every child’s life. We recognise the importance of giving our children the best possible start to their education by planning and implementing teaching and learning opportunities that supports them in reaching their full potential and fulfilling their dreams. Children at Grangefield experience the seven areas of learning through a balance of whole class/group teaching and play based learning.  This is through the children’s interests, topics, themes, continuous provision activities, and phonics.  Learning is carefully planned by the staff to support communication and language development; personal, social and emotional development; and physical development as well as literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive arts and design.