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EYFS

Welcome to EYFS and wrap around!

 

 

Superheroes, Princesses, Dinosaurs and Pets!

Life is never dull when you’re in EYFS!

Reception have some wriggly visitors in their classrooms! The children are looking forward to witness the life cycle of a butterfly.

Reception's mini beast hunt at Elmdon Park

Nursery are all ready for World Book Day!

MISSING DINOSAUR

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Brachiosaurus has gone missing in school. Sightings in RM have been reported.

Nursery's Inspire Workshop - 6th February 2019

Reception Maths Workshop

Reception Bangra 'Under the Sea' workshop

After all, ‘play IS the child’s highest form of research’ – Albert Einstein

 

‘The best teachers are those that tell you where to look but don’t tell you what to see’ – Alexandra K. Trenfor

 

Staff

 

Nursery – Foundation Stage 1

and Wrap Around Provision

Reception – Foundation Stage 2

Mrs Bennett (EYFS Leader Teacher)

Miss G Scattergood (Teacher)

 

 

Mrs Mason (Teacher)

Miss Gregg (Teacher)

Mrs Coldrick (Teacher)

Mrs Campbell (Teacher)

 

 

‘In play a child always behaves beyond their average age, above their daily behaviour. In play it is as though they were a head taller than themselves’ – Lev Vygotsky

 

Curriculum:

We follow the EYFS curriculum using both the indoor and outdoor learning environment. We are providing a high quality early years education which gives children a secure and confident start to their school life and nurtures lifelong learning. For more information, please visit www.foundationyears.co.uk

 

‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky’- Margaret McMillan

PE and Outdoor Learning

Children have access to our designated outdoor learning environment every day. It is used to support all 7 areas of learning, and has as much value as learning indoors. Please remember to send your child with appropriate outdoor clothing.

 

In Nursery, we have small group, hall PE sessions in the summer term.

 

In Reception, we have PE on Thursdays.

 

Homework

Children in Reception are issued with homework to complete each week.

 

‘The environment should act as an aquarium, which reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes and culture of the people who live in it’ – Loris Malaguzzi

 

 

Learning environment

The environment is stimulating and supports learning through carefully planned displays and areas of learning, as well as celebrating all children’s fantastic achievements. Children have access to resources from the seven areas of learning and can self-select the activities they would like to use. This not only enthuses the children but also helps develop skills of independence, negotiation and problem solving. Children are also responsible for taking care of their environment inside and out and tidy away after themselves, there is a real ethos of looking after our learning environment and all staff have very high expectations of all children.

Reception Topic Fact Sheets

Developing early handwriting skills

ICT games to try at home

 

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