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St Nicholas C of E Primary School

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Our Reception intent –Why do we teach what we teach?

Our aim is to build strong foundations rooted in academic success as well as moral and spiritual development, so that ultimately our pupils develop into happy, confident learners, who go on to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow. Everyone in Reception is a learner and our staff are committed to supporting learning in all its forms and will tailor individuals needs accordingly so that all children are capable of achieving their individual potential.

Our staff invest time in providing our children with a welcoming, nurturing, safe, reassuring environment, which at the same time is visually explicit & well-resourced, to enable children to have positive learning experiences. We aim to provide a secure platform from which all children develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.

The majority of our children transition from local nurseries but every child is an individual and arrives at St Nicholas with different life experiences and at varied stages of development. It is our intent to take into consideration their starting points and needs of our pupils as they begin their learning journey with us. With this in mind, we aim to provide a sequential and progressive curriculum, which clearly outlines the knowledge and skills that children will learn and build on as they progress through the Foundation Stage.

Our Reception Discovery Curriculum aims to enable our children to be:

· Competent and creative children; who are curious about the world around them.

· Secure and confident children; who enjoy coming to school to learn new skills and knowledge that builds on their existing learning.

· Skillful communicators; who connect with others through rich language, purposeful play, memorable experiences and awe & wonder


Welcome to St Nicholas C of E Primary School