If you are interested in finding out more about our school, please call the school office and speak to one of our staff. They can give you advice on how to apply for a place at Merton Park.
Meet the Reception team!
Reception class (ID 1053)
Mrs Ann McGovernReception Class teacher and EYFS lead (Wednesday to Friday)
Mrs Ann McGovern
MrsGemma WaroReception Class teacher (Monday & Tuesday)
Miss Andie De'AthReception Teaching Assistant
Miss Andie De'Ath
Mrs Anna McAllisterReception Teaching Assistant PM
Mrs Anna McAllister
Mrs Rachel HayterSEND Teaching Assistant
Mrs Rachel Hayter
New to EYFS 2023
Reception and the Foundation Stage Curriculum
In the Nursery and Reception classes the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This involves activities and experiences for children in the following seven areas (the three areas in bold are considered the ‘prime’ areas of learning)
- Communication and language development
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Literacy development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Each of these areas has its own learning goals. By the end of Reception most children should have made significant progress towards achieving these goals. At Merton Park children are encouraged to be independent learners in a safe and stimulating environment, including our fantastic outdoor learning area specifically designed for Early Years children.
For more practical information about starting in the Foundation Stage at Merton Park, please see our EYFS prospectus here.