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Reception (Age 4-5)

Welcome to Reception!



Reception Staff

Our Reception Ethos


The curriculum in Reception is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. Staff in Reception provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, motivated, curious and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. 


We value our pupils’ contributions to the curriculum. Pupil voice matters and is encouraged.  

We plan and deliver a thematic approach covering all areas of the Curriculum for Wales. Our themes aim to motivate, promote independence and develop curiosity. The 4 purposes are at the heart of our curriculum. We want your children to be; 

  • ambitious, capable learners ready to learn throughout their lives 

  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work 

  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world 

  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society. 


It is important that our pupils are digitally competent across the curriculum. Digital devices are widely utilised, and children are encouraged to use this platform as a means of enhancing their learning.  


Reception teaching and learning celebrates the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in our world. 

Our Reception Classes

All About Rubbish

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We have been finding out about rubbish in Reception and why we need to take more care and dispose of it correctly!

Reception Placement Online Application Form

Further information request St Giles Reception Placement

If you would like to receive further information about our Reception setting and what we can offer your child, please get in touch with us.