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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy

'Let your light shine'


Find out what we are learning here:

The education our children receive in the Early Years is of vital importance. As such, the curriculum in Reception is carefully designed to ensure that progress is secured in all areas of learning (with a focus on the specific areas of reading, writing and number, and shape, space and measure). The curriculum is challenging and is structured strategically so that children develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills. Learning to read is central: staff teach children to read systematically using synthetic phonics and promote a love of reading, through reading aloud and telling stories and rhymes.


To ensure learning is effective in Reception, our curriculum combines:

- play

- exploration

- active learning

- creative thinking

- critical thinking 


Our Reception curriculum enables every child in Reception to 'let their light shine' whilst providing a strong foundation for the rest of their schooling. 

We love to use our outdoor area for learning!