At Shiremoor, our Reception classes are a special place full of high quality learning and friendship, where all children are happy; feel safe and are valued. We provide the best educational provision in a stimulating and creative environment, in which children can explore and discover the world. Under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) there are 7 areas of learning that shape the educational programmes for early years settings. All the areas are important and interconnected but 3 of these areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building on their capacity to learn and thrive.

The 3 Prime areas are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

There are also a further 4 Specific areas through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Our vision:
We believe that every child is unique and should be treated so allowing them the opportunity to develop and learn in a safe and nurturing environment where play and learning is combined. We are committed to giving our children the best possible start to their school life, teaching those skills which ensure their well-being now and success in the future.


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