Grove Wood Primary School

Grove Wood Primary School

Strive Positivity Achieve Respect Kindness

Grove Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8UA

01268 743445


New Intake 2023

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. 

Reception Classes September 2024

Reception Teaching Staff 2023/2024



Mrs Buckle Mrs Betts Mrs Bellinger Miss McGuire
Hedgehogs Squi rrels Foxes


Mrs Burford Mrs Kerr Mrs O'Brien Mrs O'Shea Mrs Warren


Christmas 2023

Autumn Activites 2023

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.

Useful Links


Starting school top tips

Reception lunch ideas

SCOPAY and School Dinners

Click here for a guide explaining how to access the google classroom.


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