Reception

Following on from our award-winning Nursery, the ‘Seven Areas of Learning’ continue to be the focus of achievement in our Reception Class and form the foundations of our curriculum, which is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

Our teaching staff considers the individual needs, interests and stage of development of each girl in our care and provide a challenging yet enjoyable experience in all the areas of learning and development.

We recognise that play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore and allowing each girl to take the first steps to becoming an independent learner. A careful range of self-initiated and adult-led activities are provided to promote risk-taking, creativity, curiosity and independent thought.

As part of their physical development, we provide opportunities for the girls to be active and interactive, to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Reception pupils learn a range of basic sports skills aimed at developing agility, balance and general fitness. Girls continue to have specialist teachers in PE, Music and French and also have dance lessons as part of their curriculum.   In Reception Year they learn the Violin as an additional specialist lesson.

At Manor House School, we lay the greatest possible importance on partnership with parents. Inspectors note that we have “fostered very positive relationships with parents, who are happy with what it offers their children.” We believe that education is a team effort, with home and school working together for the benefit of each girl in our care.