Grimes Dyke Primary School

Grimes Dyke Primary School

Aspire, Enjoy, Achieve!

  1. Parents
  2. Starting School at Grimes Dyke
  3. What is it like in reception class?

What is it like in reception class?

Although a child’s first year at school can feel quite daunting, at Grimes Dyke our aim is to make it an exciting one! A year that you and your child will never forget.

Our classroom both indoors and out reflects the Prime and Specific areas of the Early Years Curriculum.

The Prime areas include:

Personal, social and emotional development

Physical development

Communication and language


The specific areas include:



Understanding the world

Expressive arts and design


A typical day will see your child enjoying some stand alone lessons including maths, literacy and phonics. These are short sessions everyday and are taught in a fun and multisensory way.

We have daily snack which is usually set up as a little shop to encourage the children to recognise coins and use them to pay for milk and fruit. They enjoy taking it in turns to be the shopkeeper!