Grove Wood Primary School

Grove Wood Primary School

Strive Positivity Achieve Respect Kindness

Grove Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8UA

01268 743445


New Intake 2021

Thank you for choosing

Grove Wood Primary

for your child!

On behalf of the staff, governors, children and parents/carers it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community. Please find the below link with full details of the induction meeting.

Learning in Reception

The Early Years is all about your child learning through play. Your child will spend most of their day in school accessing the continuous provision and following their own interests both indoors and outdoors. The areas within the classroom will be set up by adults who have taken into account your child's interests and next steps. The children will access these areas with support and guidance from teaching staff.


During the day, your child will take part in some short adult led activities to help them develop their learning in both prime and specific areas as well as their characteristics of learning. Although adult led, these will be fun and engaging sessions, planned with the children's interests and needs in mind. The children also have the opportunity to engage in self-led child-initiated activities, again, allowing the children to engage in all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Click on the link below to view the parent/carer's guide to the EYFS. This document directly links to the document used at school when observing and planning activities to support your child. The document is based around age bands. We would initially be working with age bands 30-50 months and 40-60 months in Reception.

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Theme letter 

Reception Summer1 2022

Theme letter 

Reception Spring 2 2022

Theme Letters

Reception Spring 1 2022

In Reception this week our grown-ups joined us for a sponsored ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ Scavenger hunt and woods walk! We looked for character clues in the woods and hunted for things with different textures.

Letters Home

 Reception Bear hunt letter.pdfDownload
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 NELI-letter-to-parents (2).pdfDownload
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