In Early Years, we cultivate a love of learning for life. Our curriculum is planned to provide balanced and relevant experiences for each individual child. We are passionate about outdoor learning and problem solving. It is important that our children feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning challenges.

We are a free flow unit and so we are able to tackle our challenges in our preferred order, at the level we feel most comfortable. Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in the set tasks and so our learning is never done! Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities which support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical skills. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as writing books, Our Learning Journeys scrap book and 'Tapestry', so our grown ups can keep updated on what we have been learning.

Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.

The Early Years team is

  • R Van Gogh – Miss Paine and Mrs Gilkes
  • R Hepworth – Mrs Wise and Miss Ellis
  • R Kandinsky – Miss Baxter and Mrs Tortora

Our P.E day is Friday morning. May we remind you to ensure that all your child’s kit is clearly labelled.

Our library visit day is Thursday morning.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

End of Term


Wow what a term it has been! The children have absolutely knocked our socks off with how much progress they have made since joining us in September.


The children have experienced lots of great learning opportunities so far in Reception including: hosting birthday parties to support out maths understanding, learning about and starring in class artist assemblies, exploring the seasonal changes through stories like the Leaf Man and frosty science walks, having their first experience of gymnastics and apparatus, and many more you will have seen via your Tapestry accounts.


We have finished the term with some lovely festive activities including a Christmas Window tour around the school, gingerbread baking, Christmas card making, a panto, a ‘Christmas party’ in our class bubbles, and even a socially distanced (outside) visit from Father Christmas!


From all of the Early Years Team, we’d like to say thank you for all of your support throughout the term and we wish you a very happy and safe Christmas Break!


Please see below some nice moments throughout the term J



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