Manorfield Infant and Nursery School

Mrs S. Palmer

01924 326 718

Manor Way, Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 7DQ

The school impacts positively on the lives of pupils, developing well rounded indivduals. Staff have the highest aspirations and expectations of children which ensures every pupil achieves well. Ofsted, March 2016


In reception we aim to create a warm, welcoming and stimulating learning environment which will encourage children to explore, investigate and learn through first- hand experience. We also aim to make it a place where children feel secure and confident, and are challenged to develop their independence whilst they play and learn both indoors and outdoors.

There are seven areas of learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. At Manorfield we believe these seven areas are equally important in order to promote the development of the ‘whole child’. We aim to deliver all the areas through planned, purposeful playful learning, with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

Prime areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Communication and Language  (C& L)
  • Physical Development (PD)

Specific areas

  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Understanding of the World  (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design  (E A&D)

Each half term we plan exciting learning opportunities through our topics.  This year we will be doing exciting activities and we will have lots of fun as we learn together.

At the bottom of the page is a link to some of the activities and experiences we have planned for our current topic.


Medium Term Plan

Autumn 1 - Ourselves

Spring 1 - Traditional Tales

Spring 2 - Growth & Change

Summer 1 - Babies

Summer 2 - Out & About


Long Term Plan

Long Term Literacy Plan

Long Term Grid


Please click here to view the Reception End Of Year Expectations

Please click here to view the Reception Welcome Booklet