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!

Sparkle and Shine

Reception have had a super exciting first week back after the half term. All the children had great fun on their outside learning day getting mucky, splashing in puddles and exploring the natural world around them. We went on a nature walk around the school grounds. On our walk we collected lots of leaves and looked at the similarities and differences between them including using our mathematical language to describe them with words like long, short, wide and narrow. We used the leaves we collected to continue our learning on repeating patterns. The children made lots of great scientific observations of the natural world around them including noticing the frost and discussing how, where and why it could be found in the shaded areas and not in the sunny areas. After a very busy morning the children then got to enjoy their first fire pit at Bridgewater. We taught the children how to build a fire, how to keep safe around fires, and what scientific changes happen when we put a marshmallow near an open flame. We also used lots of lovely language to describe what we could see, hear, smell and taste throughout the experience. 

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Reception Curriculum

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