Reception is the first year of Primary School and is followed by Years 1 and 2 of Key Stage 1.

In Reception, children learn through an equal balance of self-initiated activities and more formal teaching methods. They are taught by a Reception teacher, aided by an assistant and they experience a broad and rich topic-based curriculum.

More specifically, throughout their Reception year, pupils embark on the phonics, literacy and maths that they will continue to peruse throughout Key Stage 1, in Years 1 and 2. Their Greek language lessons begin during Year 1.

Reception and Year 1 classes reside in the same area of the school and teachers work closely together to ensure a smooth transition into Key Stage 1, which really feels like a natural progression for pupils who have attended Reception.