Christmas Fair:

This Friday, 6th December 3.30-5.00pm!!

Please Note:

There is a Bedford Borough camera monitoring parking on the yellow zig-zag lines. Stay safe.

Welcome to Owls and Robins reception classes

Welcome to the Early Years!!

At Elstow School we welcome children into our Reception Classes in the September after they turn 4.

This is such an important time in your child’s school life, where routines are established and relationships are built between home and school. We will always do our best to work closely with you, to ensure that your child has a smooth start to their school careers.

At Elstow School the children will be given the opportunities to work independently, in pairs, and in groups.  During their child led learning children will be able to explore the activities and resources on offer as part of learning through play and exploration. Much of the learning will be practical, allowing the children to develop both their understanding and their fine motor skills.

Our curriculum is divided into seven different areas of learning and these are divided into two further areas- The Prime and The Specific Areas of Learning.


 The Prime Areas of Learning include
  • Communication and Language (Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking)
  • Moving and Handling (Physical Development and Health and Self-care)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Making Relationships, Self-confidence and self-awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviour)
The Specific Areas of learning include
  • Mathematics (Number and Shape, Space and Measure)
  • Literacy (Reading and Writing)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (Exploring media and materials and Imaginative)
  • Understanding the World (People and Communities, The World and Technology)

For more information about what the children have been learning in Reception please speak to the class teachers, Mrs Moulam and Miss Beneng.

If you have children due to start school next September and would like to make an appointment to view the school please contact the school office.


Children will have reading books and reading records to bring home. We encourage parents to read every day with their children and we ask that you write in their reading record each time they do. They will also have their tricky words in their reading records to practise daily.


Children will have P.E on Fridays. Please send your child to school in P.E kit and send them with their uniform to change into.

We ask that P.E kits are non branded, plain dark colours and suitable for all weather.