Chetwynde School

Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

  1. Primary
  2. Reception


Welcome to the Reception class at Chetwynde School!

Here at Chetwynde, the children in Reception class enjoy their learning through a mixture of child-initiated and adult-initiated activities. We recognise the importance of developing children’s independence through play and provide a rich learning environment, to enable children to explore and be curious about the world we live in. Our planning is based around core themes such as; Valuing others, Fair and Unfair and Sustainable Development, with a core text to support the focus. We also use the children’s interests to inform our planning and provision, using our observations to challenge and move the children on with their learning.

Our staff focus on children’s well-being and encourage the children to control their own learning, having a focus on the process, rather than just the end product. We encourage the children to solve problems, within our indoor and outdoor learning environments.

Throughout the year, the children will enjoy our Welly Wednesday afternoons in our wonderful school grounds and enjoy visitors in school and trips outside of school.

We follow The EYFS Framework, which underpins all future learning, by promoting and developing the following prime and specific areas of learning:


Communication, Language and Literacy

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

Physical development




Expressive Arts and Design

Understanding the World