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Welcome to Reception

Every child at Mount Pleasant deserves the best possible start in life with support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Our children learn to be strong and independent through developing positive relationships. Learning and development opportunities are planned around the needs and interests of each individual and are assessed and reviewed regularly. ​ We continue to develop a stronger partnership, working between practitioners and parents and/or carers. 


There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape the way we teach children at Mount Pleasant in our early years setting. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:

·         communication and language;

·         physical development; and

·         personal, social and emotional development.


Teachers and teaching assistants also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:


·         literacy; 

·         mathematics; 

·         understanding the world; and

·         expressive arts and design.

"You have the right to play, rest and to be creative." Article 31

Meet Our Wonderful Staff 

If you have any queries  about our EYFS please contact the school or seek a member of our team.

We will be most happy to help!

Our Areas
Creative Area
Construction & Small World Area
Maths Area
Malleable Area
Mark Making / Writing Area
Reading Area
Role Play Area
Technology Area
Water & Sand Area

Every child at Mount Pleasant deserves the best possible start in life with support that enables them to fulfil their potential.  Below are our current learning areas where the children can explore:  

Click on the links  to access online educational games
Mathematics Focus:
  • Count out to 20 and recognise and write numerals

  • Order numbers to 20 and count forwards and backwards

  • Find one more or less by counting on or back

  • Name, describe and sort 2D and 3D shapes

  • Compare and describe weight/height/length then begin to measure the weight/length/height

  • Use and understand positional and directional language

  • Learn about doubling and halving, objects and numbers

PE Kits
Literacy Focus:
  • Learn phonemes ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, or, ar, ie, oo make

  • Form all letters correctly

  • Orally segment and blend words and hear what the initial, middle and end sounds are

  • Read and write simple words

  • Continue to read and write High Frequency words

  • Write simple words, captions and sentences with finger spaces and full stop

PE is every Monday. This is a reminder for children with earrings - you need to either take the earrings out on a Monday or provide plasters to cover them. This is a part of their PE kit too. Please help your child to be more independent in putting on and off their own clothes and make sure all clothes are clearly named. Thank you!

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