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St Giles Church of England Primary School

A Typical Day in Reception

During the day children have the opportunity to take part in a balance of adult focused learning (such as phonics and maths) as well as rich play based learning, which is carefully supported by the adults in the class. We provide an inclusive environment where all the children’s needs are carefully considered and managed. We support all children to access learning, make progress, and succeed at their own level. The mixture of different learning styles helps children to embed knowledge and develop important skills needed for learning. The children in Reception are highly motivated and active throughout the day.

Here is an example of what a typical day in reception at St Giles looks like, (although this can change depending on the needs of the children at the time):

Doors open: 8.35am - Registers at 8.45am

Collective Worship


Phonics group session


Adult focused activity /

Play based learning

Maths group session




Adult focused activity /

Play based learning

Core book / story

Social skill games/

Home time: