St Michael's Road, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6HN

01225 702 563

Aloeric Primary School


     Bumblebee Class Teacher: Mrs Cover

Ladybirds Class Teachers: Mrs Edwards and Miss Mackenzie

 Welcome to Reception

Reception, or FS2, is the first year that children attend at Aloeric. We have a staggered start over the first few weeks, to support children’s transition. The children learn through play, which doesn’t mean we just leave the children to play; it is carefully planned and structured, and also supported by adults. The children learn an enormous amount without even knowing it!

We teach phonics, literacy and maths every day, share lots of stories and develop our learning skills through independent tasks as well as working with the adults. We sing, make, dance, explore musical instruments, explore the world and enjoy our learning. We have a session in the computing suite every week, and our own Foundation Stage Assemblies. Our weekly welly walks are just one part of our outside learning, as we are also learning in our outside classroom every day. These learning sessions are an important part of our ‘Understanding the World’ curriculum, but we might also be going on a bear hunt or making natural art.

We are also learning to become members of our new school community. We learn to form new friendships, be more independent, follow structures and routines and let our big personalities shine!

We learn through enquiry, or asking and answering big questions. The teachers plan these based on children’s interests, so they do change but these are the enquiries planned for the year:                               

Term 1 and 2:

What was a dinosaur?

What's happening in our woods?

What are we celebrating?


Term 3 and 4: 

Where is the ice?

What makes a good pet?

What are we celebrating?

Term 5 and 6

How does our garden grow?

What makes a great story?

Look out for more information about what we are learning in each newsletter! You can also find out about how to support your child at home through our weekly blended learning, which links closely to what the children are learning in class.  


We work closely with families; running curriculum workshops, stay and make sessions and inviting grown ups on trips and for special events like our Nativity, we share assessment information on Tapestry and we love finding out what the children are learning at home. 


Curriculum newsletters

September newsletter

November newsletter

March Newsletter FS2

Blended learning

EYFS Blended Learning - 08.03.21

Blended learning - 15.03.21 Blended Learning.

Other information

EYFS information leaflet

Information for parents and carers