Welcome to Reception

EYFS at Cheadle Catholic Infant School is a really special place to be.

During their time with us your child will learn to listen well, take part in conversations, become independent, resilient, confident to try new things, share, take turns and above all we hope that they will learn to love school and education.

EYFS is where we lay the foundations for future learning and we will do this in partnership with you.

Our EYFS children are very much part of our school family and take part in whole school assemblies, sport’s events and much more.

At Cheadle Catholic Infant School we truly believe in the following quotation from the DfE and we ensure that our provision reflects it’s message.

‘Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential.  Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experience between birth and age 5  has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in it’s own right and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’

            (Statutory framework for EYFS 2021)        

Please click on the link below for an overview of what your child will learn in Reception this year:

Reception Overview 2023-24

Please click on the link below to see this year's Reception Knowledge Organisers and Weekly Pages:

Reception Class Pages 2023-24

Useful Links

Parenting Courses - Please click on the link to access a variety of parenting courses. You can register for free and use the access code: REDROCK to download courses

Please click below to view our  Reception Welcome Meeting 2023


EYFS Statutory Framework 2021

EYFS Statutory Framework 2021

Development Matters 2021

Useful information about starting school

What to expect in EYFS

Preparing for School Guide 2

Starting School a guide for families

Before I do Maths

Before I Read

Before I Write

A guide to teach parents and carers alphabet skills with audio 2


The Nursery and Reception classes (aged 3 - 5+) are known as the Foundation Stage and follow a curriculum specifically laid down by the government for this age group. There are seven areas of learning.

 The Prime areas are:

·         Personal Social and Emotional Development

·         Communication and Language

·         Physical Development

 The Specific areas are:

·         Literacy

·         Mathematics

·         Understanding of the World

·         Expressive Arts and Design

Click on the links below to view our half termly checkpoints in the Prime and Specific Areas of learning.

Children in Reception take part in Forest Schools weekly.

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands- on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

At Cheadle Catholic Infant School, our Forest School provision provides nurturing, positive outdoor learning experiences to support our children’s wellbeing and personal development. Children learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and how to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others. Children participating in Forest School have the opportunity to explore, play, learn boundaries of behaviour and develop life-long skills such a confidence, resilience, independence and motivation, whilst making links to the curriculum.

Please click here to find out about Forest Schools at Cheadle Catholic Infant School