St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School

York Class (Reception)

At St Andrew's, we recognise the importance of providing children with the best possible opportunities to develop their learning right from the start of their educational journey in Reception. Our aim is to foster a vibrant, engaging, and motivating Early Years environment that nurtures a lifelong love of learning.


We achieve this through a combination of:

·         A balance of adult-led and child-led activities

·         High-quality indoor and outdoor learning environments

·         Planning tailored to the children's interests and developmental needs

·         Implementation of the revised Little Wandle Phonics Programme



EYFS Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum comprises three prime areas of learning:

·         Communication and Language

·         Physical Development

·         Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

Additionally, there are four specific areas of learning:

·         Literacy

·         Mathematics

·         Understanding the World

·         Expressive Arts and Design


Learning Journeys

We are delighted to share our online learning journey system called Tapestry. This platform enables you to observe your child's development throughout the year and add your own observations. We encourage you to comment on your child's profile and share their home learning experiences with the teachers here at St Andrew's. We are committed to working in partnership with your child to help them reach their full potential.



Our Reception Environment

Our reception environment is designed to inspire children to make their own choices and promote effective learning. Have a look at the photos to see what we have to offer your child.