Reception- the best start to school for your child!

It is an exciting time to start school and Discover Your World. Every morning the children skip into school and are quickly chatting to their friends or teachers about something they are looking forward to doing at school that day.

We believe that the following principles set the standard for learning, care and development at Ardingly:

  • Every child is unique and should be treated as an individual.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent in an environment which values relationships.
  • The environment in which the children develop and learn is rich and stimulating.
  • Children learn in different ways and at different rates, and all areas of their learning and development are equally important.

In Reception we take the children from Nursery and we bring them into school and they are excited; we keep this excitement and joy of learning and we nurture this. A big focus in Reception is learning to read and foster a lifelong love of books. We also develop a love of writing through role play and now the children are enjoying writing little sentences.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning and the prime and specific Areas of Learning and Development are all inter-connected.