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!
- Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:58
- Written by Reception Class
Early Years have thoroughly enjoyed reading the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. They learnt about how the goats outwitted the grumpy troll, in order to get across his bridge to the delicious green grass. The children have enjoyed renacting the story in their home corners and have produced some excellent handwriting connected with the story.
Early Years have also enjoyed reading about Iggy Peck Architect and how he saves his classmates by designing and working as a team to build a bridge. Inspired by these stories, the children have been practising designing bridges using careful planning to find out what materials make a good bridge, what kind of joining techniques they need to fix it together and how to strengthen the bridge to make sure it holds fast.
This included an experiment using straws and a bag of sugar, where the children needed to problem solve and find alternative solutions each time the bridge collapsed.
The week culminated in a final collaborative project in which each class designed and built a bridge using the materials and techniques on their choice. Each one was unique and are now proudly displayed in their respective classroooms. Well done everyone!
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