This is where you will find all of the information about what we do in Reception, along with photos of our learning.

The structure of our day mainly consists of a 20 minutes literacy session, a 20 minutes maths session and a30 minutes phonics session

During continous provision, pupils will learn through discovery. Teachers will carefully plan activities and create areas to maximise learning opportunities for the pupils. During this time, the teachers continue to work with pupils in two ways; through 1:1 or small group focus work (i.e. to produce a piece of writing, or complete a maths task) or 'in the moment'. This is when a pupil is really engaged in their learning through discovery and a teacher will coach the pupil so that the pupil is continuously challenged and is extending their learning.

Throughout the day (except during the carpet sessions), pupils have opportunites to have snack and use the toilet and have water breaks. Pupils do not need to ask for permission for these

Teachers read a story to the pupils daily.

Our P.E. day is currently on Friday, however, we are active on our daily basis, with a 30 minute free play after lunch and access to climbing activities / bikes through continous provision.

Learning Through Discovery

At Lakelands, our Reception pupils take part in Continuous Provision. This is when opportunities are created for the pupils, such as problem solving, construction, role play and expressing themselves through design. We call this 'Learning Through Discovery'. Have a look here to see our pupils taking part in this learning process.

Family Portraits

We have been drawing family portraits! They can be found in our gallery section here - can you find yours?


Our welcome video can be found here and the transcript for the video can found below.


Mrs Anslow

Hi, I’m Mrs Anslow and I’m the Headteacher at Lakelands Primary School. I’m really looking forward to meeting all of you and teaching you in September and hopefully I’ll get to meet some of you over the next few weeks as well. I’ve been really busy thinking about your classrooms and what they will look like and ordering all the things that will help you learn in September and then when we move into our new building in October or November, which is really exciting too. A few facts about me – I really like going for walks with my family and my dog – he’s a Labrador and he’s really big and bouncy. I also really love reading and this is one of my favourite books. It’s called ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers and I look forward to reading it to you in September.

Miss Lowe

Hi, my name is Miss Lowe and I’m going to be one of your new teachers at Lakelands Primary School. I’m extremely excited to meet you all. Now, Mrs Anslow has asked me to let you know what one of my favourite stories is, and that is ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson. I really look forward to meeting you and reading you this story very soon.

Mrs Thompson

Hello everybody, my name is Natalie Thompson and I am one of the Foundation Stage teachers that is going to be working at the new Lakelands school. I’ve made this little video so that I can give you a wave to say ‘hi’ and introduce myself. I’ve been teaching in the EYFS for about ten years now and one of my favourite things to do is share stories. Sometimes, I make up my own using my imagination and other times, I use other people’s. One of my favourite books is ‘Oi Frog’. It’s a very funny book about a really bossy cat who likes to tell a little green frog exactly where he can and can’t sit. It’s full of rhyming words which really make me laugh and it’s great fun to read. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all so that we can share stories together and create our own learning adventures at Lakelands. See you all soon. Bye!