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!

Sharing stories.

This week in Early Years we have been enjoying sharing stories.

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We read the book ‘Each, Peach, Pear, Plum,’ and used our super listening ears to detect the rhyming words. To help us remember the order of the characters in the book, we drew a story map. The story map really helps us to keep up the pace when we retell the story as well as remember lots of details. We also matched some actions or gestures as we read to help prompt us.

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After our lesson some of us decided to put on the story telling hat and cloak and had a go at at retelling the story independently to our our friends. It was a lot of fun.

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As well as talking about familiar stories from our favourite books, we also like to share our Summer scrapbooks with each other. It’s nice to find out about our friends’ interests, the places they have visited and all about their families.

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We love that each classroom has a book corner where we can go and quietly enjoy a book of our choice or access the ‘Story Shelves’ and retell a story using the props.

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We are all learning to be Super Storytellers in Early Years. What’s your favourite story?

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