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Early Years

In Early Years, we plan a range of topics over a year (one each half term) to ensure the children develop their skills and continue to be enthusiastic learners. The topics are chosen to meet the learning needs and interests of our children. When planning, we also take our cue from the children and their interests, making each week a unique and exciting experience.

Early Years learning challenges children and encourages them to develop into independent, motivated learners and thinkers, full of curiosity about the world around them within a fun, happy and secure environment.

Within Class 1, we have a caring team, which includes a full-time teacher, a high level teaching assistant and other teaching assistants. We focus on ensuring that children settle quickly and have a smooth transition into the school and subsequently, from nursery into reception.

Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is based on seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Creative Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • These skills and competencies will enable them to cope with the demands of later schooling and life generally.

Children are encouraged to explore, enquire and to take risks in an interactive hand-on environment. This includes the use of interactive whiteboards and computers, as well as dedicated high quality outdoor learning areas.

Early Years Foundation Stage Key Information