LVS Ascot: Reception Class


LVS Ascot: Reception

LVS Ascot is an independent co-educational school in Ascot, Berkshire. We are an ‘all-through’ school, from Reception Class to Sixth Form. This ensures a consistency of education, environment and friendship groups.

Many of our Sixth Formers, that have subsequently gone on to university, started out in our Reception Class.  Non-selective and inclusive, we lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning, setting your child on a path to success from the very start.


LVS Ascot’s Infant and Junior School shares the same beautiful campus as our Senior School and Sixth form, but it also enjoys its own secure and gated area of the grounds.

Our small class sizes ensure many warm and caring relationships are built in those early years. Our teachers are all qualified Primary practitioners who focus on ensuring that children begin their formal education in a happy, positive and very well-resourced environment.

IJS students
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LVS Ascot IJS First Day 2023

Reception Syllabus – Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Our early year’s education syllabus encompasses the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and includes the seven areas of learning:

  1. Personal, Social, Emotional Development
  2. Communication and Language
  3. Physical Development
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Expressive Arts and Design
  7. Understanding the World

Early reading and writing are fostered in reception class through the use of the Sounds-Write approach, which will encourage your child to read and write from their first day with us. We incorporate Talk for Writing to encourage story-telling and writing, allowing the children to be immersed in the world of traditional tales and fables.

From day one, children in our Reception Class incorporate the following into their educational journey

  • Use of whole school facilities including the Dining Hall and Theatre
  • Learn half an hour of Spanish a week
  • Learn half an hour of music a week
  • Spend half an hour a week in our Swimming Pool
  • Spend Friday afternoons at our Forest School site
  • Have an hour of games every week

Reception class spend the majority of their day with their class teacher, frequently working on an individual basis, and have the advantage of specialist teachers for PE, Forest School, Music and Spanish. The children are introduced to our phonics programme ‘Sounds Write’

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Learning Environment

Our classroom allows for free flow between the outside area and insides classroom, so students can make independent choices regarding their learning environment, demonstrating that academics are not solely associated with the more traditional classroom setup.

Students have use of the Theatre, Swimming Pool, Dining Hall and more located in the Senior School.

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Lunch is served “family style” in the early years school main dining room and eaten with an adult in order to develop the all-important table manners and mealtime discussion.

Years 1 & 2
Years 3 & 4
Years 5 & 6
Extended Day