The Early Years Foundation Stage sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.


Reception Long Term Overview  

Areas of learning

Your child will mostly be taught through play based learning which may be adult led, child led and/or developed through their access to continuous provision within the class 1 setting. 

The Prime Areas of learning for Reception aged children are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

The Specific Areas of learning for Reception aged children are: 

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design


Further detail can be found in the Statutory framework that:

  • sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well
  • ensures children are kept healthy and safe
  • ensures that children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school


If you wish your child to attend Reception at Marston Thorold's, you will need to follow the normal admissions procedures as detailed at https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-infant-and-junior-school-places/132835.article