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 Beirne
- R Hepworth – Mrs Wise and Miss Gill
- R Kandinsky – Miss Baxter and Mrs Champelovier
We are lucky to be supported by our HLTA, Mrs Burrows.
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!
The End of Our First Term.
- Published: Sunday, 20 January 2019 19:39
- Written by Reception Class
During the last week at school the early years children were very busy indeed!
We made Christmas cards for our families, using the shapes we had learnt about in maths.
After writing messages inside in our best handwriting we walked to the post box to send it as a surprise! We made sure that we stuck a stamp on the front before sending them off.
In maths we learnt about regular patterns and made decorations for the tree in our home corner. It was important to make sure that we stuck to the same pattern throughout and sometimes we had to go back and make changes. Soon the tree was weighed down with our colourful decorations.
The second to last day was enormous fun because we were allowed to brng in our favourite board games from home and share them with our friends. It was good to practice explaining the different rules for the games and also to be patient and share. We were also careful to make sure none of the pieces got lost!
We also enjoyed a little disco and wore our party clothes to school. The teachers played our favourite songs for us to dance to. Some of the teachers even played the songs they enjoyed when they were at school! We 'Danced our socks off,' and were very tired by snack time!
On the last day the teachers put on a panto which was a mixture of fairytales and 'Strictly come Dancing!' Our favourite parts included shouting "BOOOO!!!" at the Wicked Queen, the Seven Dwarves' dance audition and the hilarious Strictly Judges. We laughed and laughed!
It's been a wonderful end to our first term at school and we are already looking forward to more fun as we learn in the New Year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Everyone!
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