Reception Curriculum

Welcome to our Reception Curriculum!


Our Grimsargh St. Michael’s Reception curriculum has been designed with our children and their needs at the heart of everything we do.

We believe in providing our children with authentic, real-life learning, as well as plenty of rich, hands-on experiences and opportunities to spark their curiosity and to encourage a life-long love of learning.

Our school’s golden threads run through all that we do from Reception and through the school too, encouraging children to develop perseverance, self-belief, growth mindset, worship, and a love of reading and stories across all of our topics.

We hope that by the end of Reception, our children are fully prepared to continue their exciting learning journey ahead from Year 1 and beyond, with appropriate foundations and a thirst for learning more!

In Reception, our children will learn through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated learning experiences. Our classroom is set up with engaging topic-based provision that is matched to the children’s needs and our learning goals.

Children will spend a lot of time learning through play, with adults modelling good practice as well as enhancing their learning experiences to get the best possible learning outcomes. 

Please find below the links to our EYFS Policy, our Curriculum Goals, our Long Term Plan and our Curriculum Overview. These documents form the basis of our Intent, Implementation and Impact in Reception.