Early Years Foundation Stage 2 (Reception Class)

Our Staff 

Mrs. Helen Miley, Miss C Newton, Mrs. F Gibson, Mrs. K Horton, Mrs Smith


Starting School

Some of you will be familiar with Anlaby Primary School having attended our nursery class, others will be new to the school. In our Reception class, we welcome children from many different early years settings.  We understand that starting school can be a big step for children and their parents. The Anlaby Primary School Foundation Stage team believe that children learn best when they are happy and will endeavor to ensure all children have a positive start to their school life.

Many Parents are anxious when their child starts school; whether they will settle and if they will make friends. Our Foundation Stage team are very experienced in settling children into school and have many strategies in this area. In our experience, young children are very good at making friends but if a child needs a little bit of extra support, the staff will be there to help them. 

When your child is allocated a place in our Reception class, you will be invited to attend a meeting at the beginning of May. During the Summer Term, your child will be invited to attend a series of tester session to meet their teachers and the children in their new class.


Ways to help your child at school

Some things which may appear small and trivial to us can be very important to young children, who usually want to fit in and be the same as everyone else. You can help your child by:-

  • Providing a spare set of clothes in their bag, in case of accidents.
  • Naming all uniform and showing your child where their name is.
  • Providing your child with a named water bottle.
  • When your child has a reading book, returning it on allotted days.
  • Arriving and collecting your child on time. Especially at the beginning of the year- being the only child left can be very upsetting for children.
  • Reading with your child at home four times a week.
  • Providing your child with suitable clothing. In winter a warm coat, hat and gloves. In summer a sun hat.
  • Teaching your child to use a knife and fork.

Our Curriculum

At Anlaby Primary School, our aim is for children to become enthusiastic, independent and happy learners, developing the foundations of lifelong love of learning. Our curriculum is designed to link subjects together in topics, with a strong emphasis on Language and Literacy development.  

Our Learning is arranged under the headings:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


More curriculum details on can be found by clicking the link below.



Our learning is arranged into topics:


Autumn All About Me and Journeys


Spring   Once Upon a Time


Summer How does your garden grow and Splish, splash, splosh


In addition to our topics, we value our children as unique individuals with their own interests. Where possible, we provide children with opportunities to follow their own interests, imaginations and fascinations.

We are lucky to have a large indoor and outdoor area.  Recognising many of our children prefer to learn outdoors, our children have access to our outdoor provision most of the day.


Our School Day

8:45 - 8:55 Registration

8:55 - 9:15 Morning Activities

9:15 - 10:00 Phonics

10:00 - 11:30 Activities indoors and outdoors

11:30 - 12:00 Carpet sessions

12:00 - 1:10 Lunch time

1:10 - 1:30 Carpet sessions

1:30 - 2:50 Activities indoors and outdoors

2:50 - 3:20 Carpet sessions

3.20 Home


All our children have a daily phonics session. We follow the Read Write Inc. phonics and reading schemes. More information can be found at on our Phonics page: Click here

A snack of fruit is available to children during activity times. Children are encouraged to take their snack when they are hungry.

Our Partnership

We look forward to getting to know all our families. Over the course of a year we hold events where Parents and Carers are invited into school. These include parental consultation evenings, subject meetings and more fun events, including making Christmas decorations and decorating Easter Eggs.

We like to share the things your child is doing at school through our Tapestry app, especially their WOW moments.

Contacting Staff.

There will be times when you need to speak with your child’s class teacher. This can be done either by direct email to the class teacher at

Inkpen: Mrs Miley   inkpen@anlabyp.co.uk

Rosen: Miss Newton   rosen@anlabyp.co.uk

Alternatively, if you need to speak to a member of staff in person, we will try to arrange it for the end of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you wish to find more information about how to support your child with phonics click on the image below;