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Welcome to Reception


The Reception class at Wigginton Primary is a welcoming and exciting place for your child to begin their journey through school.  A safe and friendly environment enables the children to flourish and learn. They are supported and encouraged to develop as independent individuals who can interact with their friends to explore and share new experiences.


In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We have our own curriculum which links to Year 1.  We love to learn in Reception by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking both inside and outside of the classroom.   A rich and exciting learning environment is provided to promote learning skills and a love of school. Learning in Reception is secured through the opportunities created for the children through child-initated and adult-led activities of which play and observation establish a vital role in creating a curriculum tailored to the chidlren. 


The Early Years Foundation Stage has 7 areas of learning.  These are:


  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

EYFS Long Term Plan

EYFS Trip to Askham Bryan Wildlife Park on Wednesday 15th May 2024 (consent required by 22nd April at the latest)

Health Screening at School Entry- information for Parents/ Carers

If you do not wish your child to have any of these routine screenings then please contact us within 2 weeks of receipt of this letter.

 By email

 By post     Healthy Child Service, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

Early Reading and Writing

The video below is very informative regarding what we will be doing in the Reception year to encourage your child to begin to read and write. Please have a watch!

Links to websites for home learning

A great blog online which has some wonderful ideas for provision and play based learning for children at home and at school.