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Gorsemoor Primary School

Gorsemoor Primary School

Growing together, hand in hand



It is our belief that the purpose of education is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills for a successful future and ignite a love of learning. At Gorsemoor, we work together to provide all pupils with the powerful knowledge that will support them in accessing the world around them and the character skills to tackle future challenges.


In Early Years, we are the opening scene; hooking our littlest learners into a voyage where they will discover a life-long love of learning. We believe it is our duty to provide our children with a strong foundation of knowledge that will equip them with the skills to lead a successful future. Through the provision of an inspiring and rich curriculum accessed through play, we support our children to become independent and confident lifelong learners.

Little Leaders, Big Tomorrow



Reception at Gorsemoor

In Reception, your child will be working within the Early Year’s Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). All providers work within this Statutory Framework with children from birth to the end of their Reception Class year. The Early Years Foundation Stage sets the standards to ensure that children learn and develop well and are safe and healthy. Activities are planned and delivered around 7 areas of learning and three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:  


There are three prime areas:

*Personal, Social and Emotional Development      

*Communication and Language Development

*Physical Development


There are four specific areas:



*Understanding the World

*Expressive Arts and Design


Characteristics Of Effective Learning

*Playing and exploring (engagement)

*Active Learning (motivation)

*Creating and thinking critically (thinking)



If you have any questions about our Early Years provision in Reception, then please contact us using the email addresses below:


School office:  

Mrs Palmer (Early Years Phase Leader):




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