The Glyn Learning Foundation


Welcome to Reception at Lime Tree Primary School 


Miss M Bone Class Teacher/Phase 1 Leader (EYFS & Year 1) Giraffe Class
Mrs L Graham Class Teacher Elephant Class


Learning Support Assistants
Mrs G Hoosain
Mrs A Norris


The Foundation Stage Curriculum is made up of seven areas of learning and development. These are divided into three prime areas and four specific areas.

The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical development

These are then supported by specific areas that strengthen the prime areas. The specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Development in the prime areas enables the children to go on and master the skills within the specific areas.

The children enjoy many new and wonderful experiences from day to day as they learn and explore these different areas of development in their stimulating and educational environment.

Topics will change regularly based on children’s interests and needs. Weekly newsletters will help to inform you of learning.

Below are examples of possible lines of enquiry in Reception.

Reception 20 Autumn 1 (Large)

Who will be my friend?

This half term we are settling in to our new school and making new friends. We will be sharing interests and reading stories all about friendship.

Reception 20 Autumn 2 (Large)

What happens when I fall sleep?

It's getting dark out and lots of things happen whilst we are sleeping. We will take a look through the telescope to see the moon, the stars and even some fireworks!

Reception 20 spring1 (Large)

Where am I hiding?

We will trek into the jungle to discover where animals are hiding. Looking for animals that should and shouldn't be there! We will use technical vocabulary to describe the differences  between the jungle animals and our pets at home.


Reception 20 Spring 2 (Large)

 Who will read me a story?

We will climb the beanstalk, hunt down the wolf and follow the breadcrumbs to the gingerbread house on our journey to find out about traditional tales.


Reception 20 summer 1 (Large)

Who is on the farm today?

What does a tadpole look like when it grows up? What will hatch out of the egg? We will take a trip to the farm to help us find the answers to our questions all about lifecycles.

under sea

Under the Sea

We're travelling this way, that way, forwards and backwards over the salty seas! What is in the ocean? Could it be a fish or a shell? The rainbow fish will remind us how important it is to be a good friend.


*For downloadable slides from the Parents Information Presentation and other important year group information please look left to 'In This Section' and click on Parent Information tab.