Reception Classes

At Knaphill Lower School we have three Reception Classes; Ladybird, Butterfly and Dragonfly.

All classes have their own main classroom, Teacher and Teaching Assistant. We also enjoy some shared spaces. The Reggio room provides a tranquil space for small group or one to one work. It is inspired by our seasons and is decorated by the children each half term. Soft music and lighting make it a perfect place for children to explore, investigate and question the world around them.

Our shared Reception outdoor area is accessible from the classrooms. A large canopy provides shelter from the elements, making the outdoors a valuable resource all year round. In all types of weather children enjoy a large range of physical activities such as den building, bikes, scooters, climbing, obstacle course, digging and role play. The garden area is ideal for discovery and exploration.  Letters and numbers are incorporated into every area, capturing the many interests of the children.  There are plenty of opportunities for dressing up, water and messy play. The children enjoy observing the environment outside change, watching the flowers, animals, birds and insects emerge. We take care to protect and respect our natural environment, finding ways to nurture and encourage the animals and plant life.

Inside the classrooms children enjoy a wide range of activities, learning through whole class inputs, group work and one to one focuses. There are opportunities for adult initiated and child initiated activities every day linked to themes taken from the children’s interests and ideas.

Children in Reception also utilise the shared areas of the school including the Hall for P.E sessions, Woodland Enclave, Trim Trail, Piazza, Playground, Field, Learning Resource Centre and Sensory Garden.

Knaphill Lower School Reception is a caring and nurturing environment. We promote independence and creativity through wide and varied activities which the children find enjoyable, interesting and challenging. We adapt the EYFS curriculum to suit the needs of each individual child, providing them with the skills and love for lifelong learning.


On the days the children have PE, they will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits.

  • Dragonfly – Wednesday
  • Butterfly – Wednesday
  • Ladybird – Wednesday

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