Knutsford Primary AcademyInspiring our children to be happy, successful learners and responsible citizens
January 11 2022

Reception Admissions


My child was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018

We have two Reception classes with 30 places in each one.

Meet our Early Years

Our Reception Teachers

Mrs Harris, EYFS Lead and Reception Teacher

My name is Mrs Harris. I am the Class Teacher in Rowan Class and the Early Years leader for Foundation Stage. I have always taught children in Nursery and Reception and love working with the youngest children in our school. I love reading, so hope to share some lovely stories with you when you come to our school. 

Mrs Baldwin, Reception Teacher

To Follow

A typical morning in Reception

8.55amChildren come into class and put away their own belongings
9.00amBusy Fingers – fine motor skills activities
9.15amWhole class teaching input – Phonics 
9.30amChild Initiated learning time including snack
10.45amWhole class teaching input – maths 
11.00amSmall group activities and child-initiated play

“I love painting and playing with my friends”

“My favorite time is PE and reading time”

Our EYFS Framework

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the name we give to the two years a child is in the nursery and reception classes. These classes follow a statutory curriculum called the EYFS Framework. Teachers have created a curriculum based upon the principles of this framework and also follow the children’s interests and next steps in development when planning the  curriculum and learning opportunities for the children. Practitioners carefully plan stimulating, exciting and practical play based learning experiences for the children. These may be as a whole class, in a small group or as part of child initiated play when the children can freely explore and engage in their indoor and outdoor environments, selecting their own resources to facilitate their own play and learning experiences. In reception, children will begin to have a greater balance of adult directed learning and specific teaching of reading, writing and maths through carefully sequenced teaching sessions as the year progresses, but still have access to a range of free play opportunities throughout the school day. 

These take place in the classroom or outside. The framework covers the areas of learning and development which shapes the activities and experiences that children have in our early years setting. The seven areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • maths
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design.

How to Apply

All applications for Reception places are handled by the local authority.  There is more information on the Hertfordshire County Council website.  

Parents can apply online via the Hertfordshire County Council website from Monday 1st November 2021 and the closing date is Saturday 15th January 2022.  School places will be offered on Tuesday 19th April 2022.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021/2022,  please click here

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