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!

Chinese New Year.

We have enjoyed a week of celebrations for Chinese New Year in Early Years. The children have been exploring the many different traditions that are important to Chinese people at this time of year.

9F3C4F5A 1BE7 4046 88A1 5D023EE70A7F

We began by reading the story of the Great Race, in which we found out how each year is named after one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. The children enjoyed reenacting the story and we incorporated ordering the animals into our Maths lessons.

6846D88D C3E7 400C 8090 20819785E202

The children learnt about the significance of the colour red, made decorations and even took part in a dragon dance. The small friends from Bridgewater nursery came to watch us and made masks to join in with the theme.

48D940CD 8E8C 4E18 BCD6 E2360E0D5202

We welcomed a special guest, who is the mother of one of our students, and were able to see how our names are written in Chinese and even had the chance to practise writing them. It was very tricky!

2D36D4B9 2CF8 42B8 94E1 C193DCFF40AF

We also saw some beautiful Chinese scrolls, a calligraphy set and decorations from her home. They are very precious and we feel lucky to share them! 

43E56251 4C79 4551 BD50 BB0BB1FFD33E

Finally we sampled some Chinese foods. We tried noodles, prawn crackers, spring rolls, and sweet and sour sauce on fried rice. Luckily we didn’t have to use chopsticks to eat them but we did practise using them in our rainbow challenges.

A9F77B55 B509 4FD0 98D0 37BE27A3B153

It was so much fun learning about about Chinese New Year and we are already looking forward to revisiting it next year!

08DC79D0 93C6 43D8 B7D8 8AE5A759CBCC

Gong hei fat choy everyone!

Reception Curriculum

Blog Guidance

Upcoming Events

6 Dec
Reception Nativity
Date 06 Dec 2021 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
6 Dec
September 2022 Intake Prospective Parent Tour
06 Dec 2021 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
7 Dec
Reception Nativity
07 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
8 Dec
Year One Christingle
08 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
8 Dec
Year One Christingle
08 Dec 2021 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
9 Dec
September 2022 Intake Prospective Parent Tour
09 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 10:00 am
9 Dec
Year 2 Christmas Production
09 Dec 2021 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
10 Dec
Year 2 Christmas Production
10 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
13 Dec
Year 6 Christmas Soiree
13 Dec 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
13 Dec
Year 6 Christmas Soiree
13 Dec 2021 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
13 Dec
Year 3 Carols in the Church
13 Dec 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14 Dec
Nursery Christmas Singalong
14 Dec 2021 9:30 am - 11:00 am
14 Dec
Year 3 Carols in the Church
14 Dec 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16 Dec
Christmas Lunch Theme Day
16 Dec 2021 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
16 Dec
Carols on the Green
16 Dec 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Recent Comments

What a super experience! I'm sure that there are some budding officers amongst you! Mrs White :-)...
Jasmine enjoyed doing the assembly ☺
Yummy xx looks like they had a great day
A fantastic video! Well done reception for being super sporty stars:-)??
Wow what fantastic creations! Well done everyone

Helping at Home

Coming Soon!

School Awards