Stanton Bridge Primary School



Reception is a very exciting year for parents and families, as it is a beginning of a new learning journey for their children.  In Reception, we support children to develop into confident and competent learners, in order to be successful in their school life and beyond.

Yearly Overview:  RECEPTION

Learning Through Play: 

Through play children can develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. We ensure that there is a balance between child led and adult-led activities.  The children are able to select, use and play with a wide variety of resources during our continuous provision.


Health & Safeguarding

Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. We follow the 'Safeguarding and Welfare' requirements detailed in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Guidance (2014) and we adhere to the school’s safeguarding policy.

We are a healthy school and our children under 5 receive free milk and all children have access to fresh water and free fruit from a Government scheme. In Reception children have the choice of toast every morning. Reception children who stay for lunch are eligible for free school meals or can choose to bring in a healthy nutritional packed lunch. Throughout the year we plan cooking activities to give children experiences of a range of healthy food and we take into consideration any allergies for the welfare of our children.

In the Foundation stage children have access to their own toileting facilities and we teach the children the importance of hygiene and hand washing techniques. 

The children’s safety is our highest priority we therefore ensure that we only allow a child to go home with their parent/carer, unless we have received permission that he/she may be collected by another adult through a password system.