Solent Infant School
Welcome to Year R

Hello and a very big welcome to all of the children who will be starting school with us in September. We wanted to share a little more information with you about what to expect when starting school. Reception at Solent Infant School is a very exciting place to be where nurturing a love of learning is at the heart of everything that we do. We cannot wait for you to begin your school adventure with us and we look forward to meeting you all very soon!

In Year R, we participate in lots of exciting learning opportunities, from visits in the local area to bug hunts in our school woodland and orchard; we always have fun exploring our learning through play both inside the classroom and outside in the school grounds.

Our entire curriculum comes alive when we are outside, which we do daily regardless of the weather, as we can continue to explore, create and investigate. We are very lucky at Solent to have a woodland area, a pond, an orchard, an adventure playground, balconies leading from the classrooms as well as an outdoor learning space specifically for the use of the Reception classes.


To enhance the Early Years curriculum further and make greater links with our environment, we enjoy taking part in lots of trips and visits. We have an annual visit from the chicks, who arrive as eggs, and we enjoy watching them hatch and grow. We also enjoy year group trips to the Farm, Post Office and our local residential home for Boogie Beat sessions. We love to dance!


Reception is a very exciting place to be and we look forward to welcoming you all at Solent Infant School very soon.

Reception Team