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!

National Fitness Day

The children were very excited this week to wear the new PEkits for the first time for National Fitness day! 

They learnt all about what fitness means and why it is so important to live healthy, active lives. The children shared their favourite types of exercise which included, running, skipping, basketball, football, trampolining, dancing and much more! 

The children took part in lots of physical activities throughout the day, including a mini fitness and balance challenge, dance and yoga as well as accessing all of our amazing physical development resources across the Early Years unit. 

All the children were also sent home with a resource pack for the fitness game happening all across Northampton , called 'Beat the street'. Included in the pack were: 2 maps, a parent letter, and a key fob. The aim of the game is to walk, jog, or roll across the town as much as possible and collect points by scanning the key fob at each station around the town. For more information, please go to or speak to Miss Baxter. 

Here are some pictures captured from National Fitness Day: 

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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

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