Slaithwaite Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 9DL

01924 430548

Thornhill Lees CE (VC) Infant And Nursery School

Working Together to Expect the Best

Welcome to our website. We hope you will enjoy looking at some of the lovely things we do at school.


Welcome to Reception


We have 3 Reception classes that are linked together and we run as a unit.  

We have a very large and exciting outdoors area which we share with Nursery.


The curriculum the children learn through is called:

The Early Years Foundation Stage

(encompassing children's learning from 0 - 5 years) 


In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) there are 7 areas of learning and development:


Prime Areas:  

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language  


Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design  


The children in Reception learn through play. They have amazing provision, both inside and out, to enable them to engage in independent play-based learning opportunities, to move them on in their learning. As well as this, children take part in daily Phonics and Maths sessions.


If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher.