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Reception Class

RGS Springfield Reception class provides your child with a magical first experience of school, offering the very best reception and primary school education.

Reception Values

In these first years at school – the children’s learning and confidence grows in leaps and bounds. We nurture every child as an individual. This ensures that your child will have the foundations of an excellent education, and helps them to move forward to their next steps seamlessly, without any gaps in their learning.

We help your child to understand that we all have different strengths and that it is important to celebrate the success of others as well as our own. They are taught to take risks, show resilience and be resourceful when faced with independent tasks.

 

The best start – Laying the foundations of future success

In the first five years of your child’s life, they will develop physically, cognitively and emotionally at a faster rate than at any other time. The importance of education in these early years can not be underestimated.

Our reception class is small – between 10 and 15 pupils. This provides a huge benefit to your child through personalised learning and more individual support from their teacher. Children are taught a broad and stimulating thematic curriculum by their form teacher, and by specialist teachers in subjects such as Forest School, Music, Swimming, PE and Games and French. We are free from the constraints of the National Curriculum.

Our staff are knowledgeable and a highly dedicated team, passionate about what they do. Your child will be taken on an educational journey that, due to its breadth and creativity, is hard to match. We believe that the capabilities of young children should never be underestimated and provide a supportive, nurturing and purposeful environment, removing any boundaries from learning in these early years.

Timeline

  • 2+ Admission

    Nursery

    Nursery

    Children can join RGS Springfield nursery from the age of two before joining our Reception class (Dragonflies) in September before they turn 5 years of age.

  • 4+ Admission

    Reception - Dragonflies

    Reception - Dragonflies

    As children move into the Reception class, they continue with the Early Years Curriculum, building on their confidence and independent learning.

  • 5+ Admission

    Pre Prep - Years One and Two

    Pre Prep - Years One and Two

    Children at RGS Springfield Pre-Prep School are taught through a topic-based approach. Key topics covered during Pre-Prep years are English, Maths, Science, Geography, History and Art. 

  • Prep - Years Three to Six

    Prep - Years Three to Six

    In Years Three to Six our children are encouraged to deepen their love for learning within lively, engaging lessons through our inspirational curriculum.

Facilities and opportunity

Your child will have the use of whole school facilities within our extensive grounds. Days include high-quality teaching in music, French, swimming and sport alongside core subjects. Visits to museums, art exhibitions, wildlife centres and theatres are organised alongside topics and children’s interests. Visitors to the school also provide interesting and specialist knowledge to extend learning.

Whether performing on stage, collaborating in Forest School or occupied inside, your child will become a confident, independent learner with a desire for knowledge and a willingness to take risks. The skills that RGS Springfield reception class imparts will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Parent links

We value and promote excellent communication between our families and school, in particular at this early age. We encourage close links through sharing news and work on our online platforms. We arrange many events where you are welcomed into school to visit your child in their classroom, or watch them taking part in a performance or assembly. Your child’s Teacher is always available to speak to you at the beginning and end of each day, and in addition we can arrange telephone calls or face to face meetings with teachers or the headmistress at a mutually convenient time. Being a small, family-oriented school, open communication is a priority.

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