Hindley Green Community Primary School

Thomas Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN2 4SS


01942 255406

Welcome to Reception!

Reception is a safe, stimulating and happy environment where children are nurtured and cared for. We work in partnership with our parents and carers to ensure that our children reach their full potential, learning through their play.

Members of staff in Reception:

Miss Burns - Class Teacher

Miss Gee - Class Teacher 

Mrs Gallagher - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Chivers - Teaching Assistant


The Early Years Foundation Stage  (EYFS) is built around both indoor and outdoor environments. These are designed to allow the children to develop the confidence and independence they need to become engaged in their learning. Resources are clearly labelled and stored in a way which enables the children to get them out and put them away by themselves. This encourages them to develop a sense of care and responsibility towards their classroom and they can make their own choices about what to use and when to use it.


There are 7 Areas of Learning in the EYFS curriculum. We deliver the curriculum through planned, purposeful play that is based upon the interests and learning needs of each unique child.

The 7 Areas of Learning are:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

Specific Areas



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design


Outdoor Play
Children are able to access a wide range of learning areas including, among others, sand, water, large construction, messy play and a mud kitchen. The outdoor area is seen as an integral part of Reception’s provision and it has been planned to enable those children who prefer to learn outside for some or most of the time to engage in the same quality of learning as they would indoors.


Physical Education

Every Monday afternoon Reception will have a PE lesson. Children's hair should be tied up and earrings removed, if necessary. 



We charge termly for toast, and also provide milk and fruit daily. This helps the children to learn about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet.


 Our value this term is 'Respect'. We will learning about what it means to show someone respect.

What we are learning this term:

Our topic over the Autumn Term our topic is 'Me and My World'.


 Below are some pictures of the fun and exciting things we have been up to over the half term. 



Take a look at what we will be learning throughout the year in Reception:



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Me and My World

Stayin’ Alive

Our Wonderful World

•All about me

•My family

•Where I live

•My local area

•My school

•Heroes in my neighbourhood


•Planting and Growing

•Living Eggs

•A bug’s life/Mini-Beasts

•The Farm

•The Zoo



•The Sea-Side

•Under the sea

•Contrasting localities (UK and Abroad)

Author/Book Study

Judith Kerr

Theme all around PHSE and feelings

Author/Book Study

Anthony Browne

Author/Book Study

Julia Donaldson

Artist Study

Pablo Picasso

Artist Study

Andy Goldsworthy

Artist Study

Antony Gormley

Festivals & Celebrations

•Bonfire Night





•Children in Need

•Remembrance Day

•St Andrew’s Day

Festivals & Celebrations


•Chinese New Year

•St Patrick’s Day

•St David’s Day

•Shrove Tuesday

•Mother’s Day

•World Book Day


Festivals & Celebrations


•Father’s Day

•St George’s Day