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Reception Class

Mr D Masters

EYFS & KS1 Lead / Reception Teacher

Mrs K Malyan

EYFS Teaching Assistant

Miss T Pedley

EYFS Teaching Assistant / Outdoor Learning Practitioner

Welcome to Reception Class

At Connor Downs Academy, the implementation of our EYFS curriculum ensures that our children can develop as independent, confident and successful learners. Community is at the heart of our classroom practice; our children have high aspirations and understand the value of making positive contributions to the world around them. Our goal is to ensure that all of our children are happy and engaged.

Through our child-led curriculum, we provide an environment that allows each child to display high levels of concentration, creativity, energy and persistence. The rationale behind this is that high levels of well-being and involvement foster positive development for children and facilitate deeper learning. 


We believe that children should be able to lead their learning by initiating activities that are significant to them, derived from their own interests and ideas. Our curriculum is centred around our children; our EYFS team plan and enhance our classroom provision based on their knowledge of the children. In addition to this, and in order to broaden the experiences afforded to our children, our EYFS curriculum is enhanced each half term with a thematic focus. These themed activities are integrated into our daily classroom practice, with the aim of inspiring our children and enriching their daily learning.

Our EYFS curriculum enables our children to continually demonstrate their ability to:

  •      Play and explore
  •      Learn actively 
  •      Create and think critically

It is our hope that each of our children will be inspired and motivated to actively engage with our EYFS curriculum during their time at Connor Downs Academy; experiencing enjoyment and transitioning into Key Stage 1 with the confidence and skills to flourish as independent and resilient learners.