Early Years

Child playing with connecting toys
Children playing

The principles that guide the work in EYFS are grouped into themes;

  • A unique child
  • Positive relationships
  • Enabling environment
  • Learning and development

The curriculum consists of seven areas of learning and development;

  • Personal, social, and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

We know that happy learners make successful learners. Our reception class staff offer a kind and nurturing start to school which encourages children to develop and feel confident in themselves. We pride ourselves on our positive relationships with parents; we recognise that working together can really benefit each child. Throughout the year we invite Reception Class parents to be involved in our ‘drop-in’ sessions to share all the brilliant learning. We also run workshops to help and support our parents in our approach to the teaching of phonics and early reading.

We offer an ‘open-door’ policy where parents can come and talk with teachers at a mutually convenient time.

If your child will be starting school in September 2023 we’d love to show you around our school and tell you more about our Early Years teaching. Please contact Joanna Staley  in the school office on 0117 377 2630,  [email protected]

Children playing with water