Early Years Foundation Stage - EYFS 
(Nursery and Reception) 
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Children in our Nursery and Reception Classes form our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is a separate curriculum for children in this stage of school. It is planned to enable each individual child to explore the world in the ways that best suit them. Our new outdoor learning environment is a fantastic resource and enriches the children’s experiences, providing a lovely start to the children’s learning journey with us.

EYFS is made up from seven areas of learning which are all inter-connected to each other:
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
We believe that children are active learners who learn through their senses, through investigation, experimentation, listening, watching, social interaction, questioning and exploring. Your child is a special and unique individual and will be encouraged to develop their confidence, skills and talents in these early years of education.
Our Nursery prides itself on providing a safe and caring environment that offers the children both the opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time. In Nursery we have been learning about Nursery Rhymes, Ourselves and Our Families, and we will be covering fun and interesting topics such as Celebrations, Outer Space, The Jungle and Sports.

The children have the opportunity to play, learn, experiment and explore both inside and outside of the Nursery.  We are learning to write and count all the time in many different and fun ways.  We also have an area for writing and reading, numbers, puzzles and games, painting, building, sand and water, the list goes on.  Pop in and have a look for yourself.

Nursery outings are arranged throughout the year and the children get the chance to see everything they are learning about in the Nursery first hand outside of the Nursery.  Past trips out have included everything from digging for Minibeasts in the local park, the seaside, the Science Museum.

The teaching in our Reception class is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This stage is the period of education up to the age of 5 years.

Our goal is to enhance and embellish this curriculum, whilst maintaining a strong emphasis on acquiring the basic tools vital to early schooling. Every day is an adventure and a time of discovery. However, we carefully structure the work to help children develop their skills and relationships to enable them to reach their Early Learning Goals milestones by the end of the Reception year, with most children exceeding them.

We recognise that not all children develop at the same speed, or in the same way, so we differentiate accordingly allowing our more able children to achieve very high standards. By observing all children at work and play we are able to continuously assess progress and attainment. We maintain a profile of each child's development during the Reception year which is shared with parents/carers and staff at the end of the Reception year before each child progresses into Year 1.
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