Welcome to Reception (EYFS) 2023 - 2024


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Class Teacher:

Mrs Harvey

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Sconce

Teaching Assistant:

Miss Shaw

Teaching Assistant:

Mrs Thomas


Our indoor environment provides a safe, secure and challenging space for your child. For some, the indoor environment is like a second 'home', providing a place for busy activity, work and play or rest and relaxation. It contains resources which are appropriate, well maintained and accessible for all children. Our indoor spaces are planned so that they can be used flexibly and an appropriate range of activities are provided. The indoor and outdoor environments are linked so that the children can move freely between them. The children will have opportunities to initiate their own learning and also engage in a wide variety of teacher-led activities.

Being outdoors has a positive impact on children's well-being and helps all aspects of children's development. It offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on a larger scale than when indoors. The outdoor environment enables children to experience varied weather conditions, seasonal changes and the natural world. Outdoor environments offer children the freedom to explore using their senses, and be physically active and exuberant.

Our outdoor learning area is an environment that is richly resourced with exciting play materials and open-ended flexible resources that can be adapted and used in different ways, according to the needs and interests of our children. It is a very safe, secure and attractive area for your child to develop their learning. The children are encouraged to initiate their own learning and experiment with things they have learnt.


The Early Years Foundation Stage Characteristics of Effective Learning

There are seven areas of learning and development

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically support children’s learning across all areas.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self Regulation

Managing Self

Building Relationships

Playing and exploring – engagement

Finding out and exploring.

Playing with what they know.

Being willing to ‘have a go’.

Physical Development

Gross Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

Active Learning – motivation

Being involved and concentrating.


Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.

Communication and Language

Listening, Attention and Understanding


Creating and thinking critically – thinking

Having their own ideas.

Making links.



Word Reading





Numerical Patterns


Understanding the World

Past and Present

People, Culture and Communities

The Natural World


Expressive Arts and Design

Creating with Materials

Being Imaginative and Expressive



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EYFS Framework

Development Matters

(Non Statutory)



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Who Are We?

Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School is in a semi-rural location at the heart of the village of Guilden Sutton, on the outskirts of Chester. The school is a lively, happy place where all are treated as individuals within a Christian family atmosphere.
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Where Are We?

Guilden Sutton Church of England Primary School Arrowcroft Road
Guilden Sutton
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The School Day

Monday - Friday 8.50am - 3.20pm (32.5hrs)

School gates open at 8.45am

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