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Welcome to Reception!


EYFS Curriculum Statement of Intent


At Hillcrest Early Years Academy, our aim is to provide a secure environment with consistent routine where our children can feel safe and explore rich and diverse learning and developmental opportunities.

In partnership with our families, we aim to build on previous experiences and learning in order to respond to children's individual needs. We provide secure foundations for life-long learning, enabling the children to become independent, confident and active learners for life. 

We aim to provide high quality teaching and learning experiences indoors and outdoors to help our children progress. 

Our vision is to find the perfect balance between open-ended, child-led learning and planned opportunities which inspire, engage and motivate children through the use of high-quality texts, resources and quality engagements with others. 


How can you help at home?



There are lots of things that you can do to support your child’s learning at home. Most of these are really simple things that you are probably doing without realising!


  • When you go to the supermarket, look out for numbers or letters that your child can recognise and challenge them to find others.
  • Talk about pictures in books, what they think is happening and what might happen next. They could also talk about which page is their favourite and why.
  • Look at shapes when you are out and about or at home. What shapes do they recognise? What do they know about the shapes?


There are lots of other helpful tips in the welcome pack that you received!


Most of all… HAVE FUN!