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Early Years

Reception Curriculum (click here)

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.

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'.