Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

Curriculum Information

Our Ethos for Learning


We offer an engaging and creative curriculum which encourages independent thinking, enquiring minds and enjoyment for learning both inside and outdoors.

The reception timetable and routines, adult interactions and areas of provision inside and outdoors support children to develop their relationships with others, develop their physical skills and increase their knowledge and skills in personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, literacy, maths, understanding the world and creative development.  Stories, mathematical knowledge and understanding and the natural world lie at the core of teaching and learning, promoting curiosity, deepening understanding and supporting the growth of knowledge and skills across the curriculum.

Personal, social and emotional development underpins all teaching and learning and is explicitly taught with adult modelling, high expectations for behaviour and relationships with peers and adults in school.  Focus lessons like circle time, turn taking during discussions, expectations for how children work and play are all part of our learning journey to develop children's personal, social and emotional development, characteristics of effective learning and understanding of the world.


Our curriculum includes ambitious plans for children based on our knowledge of what they need to know in order to be ready for key stage one.  Developing essential skills and effective learning behaviours helps children to love learning and succeed.

We follow the Early Years framework; the long term plans detail our themes for learning across the curriculum.  We teach children to share their ideas for learning and to talk about their interests.  This informs our planning and ensures the children engage well in their learning.

Reception Curriculum Information Booklet 2023-2024


In Reception F we do PE once a week on a  Friday. Sessions take place both indoor and outside so it is essential children have the correct kit in order to participate fully. 

It is essential that all children are dressed in their PE kit uniform which is detailed below. Please be aware that under no circumstances can any other sportswear be worn for school, this includes any sports team kits and any branded sportswear. School uniform is inclusive and we are always very proud of how smart our children are when they attend school. It is important that this is maintained on PE days, if children arrive at school without the correct PE kit uniform, suitable clothing will be borrowed from the School Office for that day only.


Pudsey Primrose Hill PE Kit 

Plain navy sports shorts 

Plain navy tracksuit bottoms/joggers/leggings 

Plain white t-shirt 

Plain navy jumper or hoodie (or school navy jumper) 


Effective Practice in EYFS - Our Non-Negotiable Promise

The Power of Play - Learning in early years and preparation for learning beyond EYFS.

British Values - How we promote British values in reception.