Photos show Reception classrooms (Cygnets - left, Goslings - centre, some areas of the outside clasroom - right )
PHotos above show some areas of the curriculum ( such as number, expressive arts and design, understanding of the world)
Please click on a picture of Meadows Mouse to see support guides for our Early Years Curriculum:
The teachers and teaching assistants have posted a video of themselves reading a welcome story to you. Click on the teachers' names to watch the story:
You can find out a bit more about the teachers by clicking on the names below:
Early Years lead and Deputy Head: Mrs Dwyer
If your child has already started in Reception or Nursery, then please CLICK HERE for information on how to support your child in school.
In Nursery and Reception, we are very proud to have been awarded the Early Years' Quality Mark from 2014 onwards (we are assessed every 2 years for this and have retained it each time, the most recent achievement being April 2018).
The curriculum is planned from the Early Years' Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory guidance, covering the 7 areas of learning, which are taught through the 'characteristics of learning'. It is a play based curriculum which embraces children's own desire for learning through natural curiosity, imagination and creativity. Exciting and engaging activities are planned for both inside and outside starting from the children's own interests. The children are also involved in planning; each week some children take on the role of 'target tigers'and think of what and how they would like to learn based on a new theme. British Values are actively taught within the EYFS as well as being part of most learning opportunities on a daily basis. Some of the activites are child led, encouraging the children to develop independence, social skills, self esteem and language, whilst allowing them the opportunity to embed new learning and skills. Other activities are adult led, where the children will work alongside the teacher or teaching assistant to work on next steps in their learning. As well as freeflow into the outside classroom,the children also go to Forest School on a weekly basis to try out new challenges as well as giving them the opportunity for risk taking in a safe environment.
Exploring Forest School - all of our teachers are level 3 Forest School Leaders
Please click on this link to see more information about the curriculum, or go to the class pages for 'Goslings' and 'Cygnets' to see some of these exciting activities. Further information is also to be found on the menu at the top under 'Parents' and then look on 'supporting your child'.
If you need further help, then please contact Mrs Dwyer (Early Years lead and Deputy head), who will be pleased to help you and offer support.