Oxhey Wood Primary School

Reception Key Information

Welcome to Oxhey Wood's reception classes:


Our teachers are: Miss Stanton and Miss Mcdonald

Our teaching assistants are: Miss Farrell, Mrs Akbari and Mrs Barbulescu


We hope that this page will help you to really get to know our school and will give you an insight into some of the learning experience your child will encounter with us.


We place great importance on a close working partnership with parents/carers and greatly value the contributions and support that you can offer your child in their journey through reception.


We aim to provide a safe, secure, challenging and stimulating learning environment where learning can be fun, to encourage our children to have high self-esteem and a believe that they can achieve.


EYFS follows the Early Years Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

This Framework specifies the requirements for learning and development in the Early Years and it is organised into seven ‘Areas of Learning and Development’


Prime Areas

· Personal, Social and Emotional Development

· Physical Development

· Communication and Language development

Specific Areas

· Literacy

· Mathematics

· Understanding the World

· Expressive Arts and Design


We start each day with our busy finger activities which develop our fine motor skills- necessary for us to begin writing, cutting, painting. 

After busy fingers we have our class phonics lesson where we learn a new sound and action to match. Please practise these sounds at home together. 


An important part of our day is 'Learning through play' sometimes referred to as LTP. Your child’s learning will be based on the Early Years Foundation Stage seven areas of learning.

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both inside and outside. The wide range of activities and experiences we offer are intended to enrich the overall development of each individual child.