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Bishops Canning CofE Primary School & Pre School

Unicorn Class (Reception)

Jewel was a noble creamy-white unicorn with a ice blue horn, and was the best friend of Narnian King Tirian. He often wore a gold chain around his neck. You can read about Jewel in the book, 'The Last Battle'.

Teacher: Mrs Breydin  |  Teaching assistants: Mrs Waters (M, T, W), Mrs Wellar (Th, Fr) and Mrs Gardner (PPA Cover)

What we do:

 Reception marks most children’s very first step into formal schooling. This can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time for children and parents alike but throughout this site you will find useful links, resources, activities and guidance to support you and your children throughout this new journey of learning

Throughout the reception stage of education, your child will start learning through play. They will be busy exploring and discovering a range of exciting activities both in and out of the classroom, making new friendships, listening to stories and taking their first steps into a world of learning.


In Reception, your child will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. This sets the standards for the learning, development, and care of your child.

The things your child will learn in Reception have been organised into three prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal and Social Development

And four specific areas of learning:

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

What will my child do in Reception?

In the EYFS, play is a very important part of your child’s development and most learning will be introduced through a mixture of carefully planned play and some adult-led focused activities. Don’t be too concerned if your child says that they have been playing all day – it just means that they have been lucky enough to have experienced staff who have made their learning fun and enjoyable! As the Reception year progresses, the learning may start to become more formal in preparation for Year 1 and the National Curriculum.

In Reception class, our class Motto: Reach for the STARS:

S: smile and be happy

T: try new things

A: always try your best

R: respect other people

S: see what you can achieve.


We believe that "the best classrooms are always those filled with love, laughter and learning.