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Email: office@grange-infants.staffs.sch.uk



Welcome to Reception


In Reception we have lots of fun learning through play and practical activities. We develop our skills across the seven areas of the Early Years curriculum in many different ways including indoor learning activities and outdoor learning activities. Our days are very busy and full of exciting experiences and we are very lucky to have such a lovely indoor and outdoor learning environment for children to explore.


Your child's learning and development is documented through photographs, written and/ or video observations and examples of their learning collected by staff. This all gets put together to create your child's 'Learning Journey'. This is accessed through an app called Tapestry. Parents of children attending our Early Years Setting will receive a personal login so that they can view photographs and observations of their child learning and engaging with activities. These online journals are safe and secure and updated relguarly by staff. Take a look to see what yur child is learning about!

Children in Reception also have writing and maths books that document their learning in these areas. These show what the child has been learning about during adult directed sessions. Any writing or maths that the children undertake in their 'free choice learning time' will be documented within their Tapestry journals.



What to expect, when?

A useful guide for parents about your child's learning and development within the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Grange School has elected to be an early adopter for the Early Years Foundation Stage reforms that will become statutory for all Early Years settings in September 2021. Please read the letter below to find out more information. 

Early Adopter - Letter To parents



Take a look at some of the lovely work we have produced.


Our snowmen are fantastic. We chose our own materials and made our own decisions about what our snowman would look like.

We drew beautiful Polar Bear pictures using chalk.

We celebrated world book day by decorating a potato to look like a book character. We chose characters from one of our favourite stories The Gruffalo.