St Peter and St Paul CE Infant School

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The curriculum for Reception is based on 7 areas of learning: 

3 prime developmental areas 

  • Personal, social and emotional 
  • Physical  
  • Communication and language

4 specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

The provision for learning is through play and exploration, is active and encourages the children to think creatively  and critically. The school follows the curriculum described in 'Developmental Matters'. For more information, please click the link below. The document is under 'Downloadable Resources'.


The topic webs that are available on the sub-pages below do not include P.E. Reception is taught a balance of gymnastics, dance and games over the three terms. They also have access to physical activity in the outside area. In addition to this they have 6 swimming lessons during the Summer Term. The children are taken by bus in groups of 10 to a local private school pool and taught by a qualified swimming instructor.