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Reception

Welcome to Sythwood School Reception pages. We hope you will find all the information and support that may help you guide your child through their Reception journey, including starting school.

At Sythwood Primary School we have three Reception classes which are housed in a purpose-built, self-contained building. Inside the classrooms our children enjoy a wide range of activities which cater for the different areas of learning of the early years curriculum. There are opportunities for adult initiated and child initiated activities every day during their independent learning time, which is specifically linked to themes taken from the children’s interests and ideas. Children also have the opportunity to learn through focussed whole class inputs, group work and one to one focusses.

Each class has their own main classroom and a shared Reception outdoor area which is accessible from the classrooms. A canopy in the outside area provides shelter from the elements, ensuring we can use the outdoor learning area all year round. Our children can enjoy a large range of activities in all types of weather, such den building, obstacle course building, digging, water, messy play and role play; capturing the many interests of the children.  Our garden area is also ideal for discovery and exploration with its own Mud Kitchen and Bug Hotel.