Early Years - Reception

Welcome to Reception class area.

Mrs Adams, Mrs Begum, Mrs Khan, Mrs Bano and Mrs Ahmed all work in Reception.

On the pages below, you will be able to find details of all the exciting work we complete in Reception.

The main 'Learning at home' page has details of all the work that needs to be completed by our class on a Friday afternoon when we all work remotely from home. If for any reason you can't come to school on any of the other days, you will be able to find details of the work which will need to be completed each day in our 'Remote learning' section. The work is dated however if you have any difficulties finding or completing the work, please do get in touch. 

We do hope you are all ok. Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding the work set.

Any photographs you take of the more practical aspects of your learning from home should be submitted to school throughout the day.

The following is an example of the timetable of when work should be done.

9:00 Name writing & Pobble discussion

10:00 Phonics, reading and writing

11:00 Maths

1:00 Topic

2:00 Core story & Music

Please access the Oak Academy website at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/this-is-me-60t36d

Most people now have access to Evidence Me. Please submit all work on there. If for any reason you have difficulties in sending work to Evidence Me, the work can be emailed to  - catherine.adams@bankfoot.bradford.sch.uk.


Please make sure that your child's remote learning is completed in their yellow Learn at Home books. These will be checked on a Monday when your child comes into school. Any photographs you take of the more practical aspects of your learning from home should be submitted to Mrs Adams at the following email address - catherine.adams@bankfoot.bradford.sch.uk.

Work will need to be completed by the following deadlines. Please submit any photographs by the required times:

1:00pm Maths

1:30pm Reading

2:00pm Writing

3:00pm Topic

We hope you enjoy completing the work set with your child and we look forward to receiving your emails and seeing the work your child completes.

Your support is valuable in extending your child's learning. The homework we give supports the learning we are currently doing in class. We try to make it quite practical so that it is enjoyable for the children and provides an opportunity for you to talk about what they are doing at school.

Since Covid-19 we have changed our homework and dedicated a portion of our school week to completing work with families. We encourage all our pupils to work from home remotely on a Friday afternoon to do their homework to ensure that if we do go back into lockdown or if for any reason our bubble needs to self-isolate, children will be used to working from home. Most children go home at 12 o'clock on a Friday when they will be able to access the Friday afternoon learning from home on our school website. This needs to be completed the same day. We then collect Learning at Home books in on Monday to oversee the work which has been done..The work contains numeracy and literacy activities and other activities based on our current topic. 

We follow the Read, Write Inc phonics programme in school and we will send the letter sounds and words that they are currently learning within the weekly learning from home. We encourage all children to say the letter sounds and form the letter correctly when writing. Attached it a copy of the handwriting phrases use to ensure the correct letter formation.

At Bankfoot Primary we are mindful of our responsibility for children's welfare and the delivery of the curriculum. We combine the experience, knowledge and expertise of our staff with the expectations of the Early Years Foundation Stage and our knowledge of children's prior experience and interests to ensure we explore all possible directions of learning with the aim to provide every child with the best possible start to their learning journey.
We adopt a topic based approach to deliver a creative curriculum to stimulate and enthuse children's natural desire and inclination to learn and also to create explicit links with any previous knowledge which has be proven to help facilitate embedded learning.

In Nursery and in Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

The Early Years Foundation Stage consists of seven areas of learning that are unpinned by the four principles highlighted above. They are:

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • This area focuses on developing children's self esteem and a positive attitude to learning. Children are encouraged to show respect for others and develop an understanding about the beliefs and cultures of others. Social skills are developed through games and group activities.
  • Physical Development
  • This area focuses on both fine motor skills, such as pencil control and gross motor skills, such as jumping. Children are provided with opportunities to develop co-ordination, balance and body control. This is supported by an understanding of the importance of exercise and making healthy food choices.
  • Communication and Language
  • This area focuses on developing children's understanding and speaking and listening skills. Children are provided with opportunities to develop confidence in communicating and listening. A language rich environment provides children with a wide range of vocabulary.

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • This area includes reading and writing. Children develop an understanding of the link between letters and sounds and how this can be extended into reading and writing.
  • Mathematics
  • This area includes number and shape, space and measure. Children's mathematical understanding is developed through rhymes, songs and games. Problem solving skills are encouraged by the use of real-life experiences.
  • Understanding the World
  • This area focuses around supporting children in developing knowledge and skills that develop their understanding of the world around them. Children are encouraged to use all their senses and through first hand experiences, children are provided with opportunities to explore, investigate, observe, predict and discuss.
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • This are includes art, music, dance and imaginative play. Children are encouraged to develop their creativity and share thoughts, ideas and feelings through various art media, movement to music and role play.