Reception

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a very important stage in learning at Hartburn Primary School. Children develop quickly in the early years and early years practitioners aim to do all they can to help the children have the best possible start in life.

The content of the curriculum for Reception can be found within the Curriculum Overview 

Children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which explains how and what your child will be learning. Your child will be developing skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven main areas of development, made up of three prime areas and four specific areas. Click on the links at the bottom to find out more.


The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and Language

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development


The four specific areas are:

  • English

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

  • Maths


The below links also show the methods used to teach the four rules in Reception

  • Addition methods in Reception

  • Multiplication methods in Reception

  • Division methods in Reception

  • Subtraction methods in Reception


To see the newsletters which show what we are learning each half term please go to our Newsletter page.

Term dates and holidays

Academic Year 2016/2017

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Young Entrepeneurs

12th Jul 2017

The Y5 & Y6 Enterprise market was a fantastic success. Head over to the Gallery page to see mor...

Well done Obeid !

30th Jun 2017

Congratulations to Obeid Hussain Y6 on winning Alan Peat's International writing competition. Obeid...

Dr Paul Williams MP and Councillor Gillian Corr (IBIS) visited school today for a Q&A session w...