Reception Classes (EYFS)

Early Years Foundation Stage
Four guiding principles should shape practice in early years settings. These are:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers
  • Children develop and learn in different ways  and at different rates.

Children in Reception complete the EYFS curriculum and work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals. This is achieved through a curriculum focused on seven areas of learning: communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design. For more information for parents can be found at or speak to Mrs Oldman

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all engage with our very structured and rigorous ReadwriteInc. Phonics Programme. As well as regular teaching of the necessary decoding skills to read, we also regularly assess children (every 8 weeks), move their groups based on prior attainment and ensure they are working towards a national level of achievement.  We also provide free resources to parents to work at home with children.

More information for parents can be found at speak to Mrs Snelling.

English Curriculum

We have a wonderfully purposeful English curriculum at Wroughton Academies, which has a clear structure for children to learn how to develop their spoken language, understanding and comprehension into written work. We follow the Read to Write programme of study which uses rich texts to develop the skills needed to become successful writers.

Read to Write

Read to Write empowers teachers to provide high-quality teaching of writing through children’s high-quality literature (Vehicle Texts). The units of work centre on engaging, vocabulary-rich texts, with a wealth of writing opportunities.   Several of these carefully selected Vehicle Texts have strong thematic links to the Science, History and Geography

Click below to see how we teach writing and progression of knowledge across all year groups.

Maths Curriculum

From Reception to Year 6 we follow the National Curriculum for mathematics and with clear planned progression at each stage. We have very higher expectations in regards to children knowing all of their times-tables by the end of Year 4, we focus on mastery principles and also ensure that there is a high early focus on number, but children are able to calculate and reason at a more complex level as their knowledge develops.