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Willowdown Primary Academy

Happy Children, Successful Learners, Confident Individuals


In the Reception we will encourage our children to master the basic personal and learning skills that will set them up for future education at Willowdown Primary Academy as well as their own futures. They will learn letter formation and master basic reading skills such as phonics (letters and the sounds they make. They will also learn digit formation and learn early counting skills.


They will be given opportunities to learn the skills that enable them to work independently as well as in small groups and teams.


They will take part in a range of creative activities, from art to music, dance to drama.


The majority of learning will take place through play and child-initiated activities. Our staff will use their observational skills to identify children’s interests and build new learning experiences based on these.