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Welcome to our Reception page.

Reception at Swanland Primary school is a fun, multi sensory, hands on learning environment which supports each child in making their next step of learning. 

We engage in all areas of our Early Years Curriculum in our outdoor and Indoor classrooms.  We plan and asses using the 7 areas of Learning and the Characteristics of Effective learning identified in the Early Years Curriculum.

It is our aims:

 To provide a curriculum appropriate to the developmental needs of all the children.

To provide an environment where all the children are safe, happy and secure.

To establish strong links with parents from the earliest opportunity.

To make the transition from Nursery to Reception and Reception to Year One as smooth and informed as possible.

To encourage all children to develop independence, persistence and the capacity to become successful  learners.

To encourage children to develop their social and emotional  skills to become caring, thoughtful and considerate members of our school family.


We offer each child a home visit prior to them starting school so that the class teachers can meet the child and their parents in their own home.  The children will also be invited to 3 short classroom visits to meet the Reception staff and to become familiar with other children that will be in their class and the layout of their classroom.  Staff will liase with each child’s preschool setting  and key workers during the summer term before they start school.

We use Tapestry which is an online Learning journal which sends home regular photographs and assessments  to parents of their child’s activities and learning. Parents are invited weekly to share classroom practice.

We hope that you enjoy looking at the photographs which present snapshots of our learning and adventures.

Many thanks

The Reception Team

Castle Adventures

We have enjoyed finding out fascinating facts about castles.  As part of our half term challenge many of us visited castles with our families, researched amazing facts using libaries, the internet, and non fiction books.  we are having so much fun using our imaginations to discover more about castles.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

We have enjoyed talking about the Chinese New year and researching information together.  We  discovered that Red is a lucky colour and decorated our Role play area with lanterns and gold coins.  We practised a Lion dance!

Polar Region Explorers

We Have been learning all about the Polar regions.  We made videos, researched facts, practised our writing skills, made amazing artistic creations and enjoyed wrapping up warm in our role play area.


Our Outdoor Classroom

We have been busy making castles and pretending to be prince and princesses in our outdoor classroom. We made amazing models of castles with towers, turrets and even a draw bridge!

Traditional Tales

Throughout the Spring term we have had fun learning Tranditional Tales including, Goldilcoks and The Three Bears, Three Little Pigs and Cinderella.

We have designed and built a new chair for Baby Bear. We made some yummy porrisge and tasted a variety of different flavours. We designed a brand new house for the Three Little Pigs that included super powers to protect them from the naughty wolf.

We can now independently retell each of the stories using our fantastic story maps and story actions.

This topic was really fun!


Maths Challenges

Within our learning enviroment we love to challenge ourselves using a range of different Mathematical concepts and exciting, fun resources.


Little Red Hen story telling

We have learnt to retell the story of The Little Red Hen using actions, following the 'Talk For Writing' scheme.



We were all superstars performing the Christmas story to our school and to our familes!

Starting School Video

Here is a little video for you to share with your child.  It provides an insight into our classrooms and our school day. We hope that you enjoy it.


Foundation Stage Curriculum


Half Term Reading Challenge

Have a go at our half term reading challenge

Foundation Stage Curriculum

Overview of the Foundation Stage Curriculum

Swanland Primary School

Tranby Lane, Swanland, East Yorkshire, HU14 3NE

Telephone: 01482 631300 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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