Reception Year is for children age 4 to 5 years.

Early Years Education – The Foundation Stage

Minet Nursery and Infant School offers part time education, 5 days a week either morning or afternoon, in our Nursery Classes for children aged 3 to 4 years old. Full time education in our Reception classes for children aged 4 to 5 years. The teaching in our Nursery and Reception classes, (the Foundation Stage) follows government guidance for the Foundation Stage Curriculum. Teaching is through a planned programme of play to develop children’s learning in six areas: Language, Literacy and Communication, Numeracy, Physical Development, Creativity and Social and Emotional Development and Knowledge and Understanding of the World.

Teaching is based on planned structured play activities, which happen both inside the classroom and in the outside play-space. Personal and social development is particularly important at this stage and supports children’s growing independence and confidence. A daily Literacy and daily Maths lesson is introduced in Reception Year using the guidance in The National Literacy and National Numeracy Strategies.

Our early years education, taught in active partnership with parents, ensures the future success for children.