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Early Years Foundation Stage

Reception and Nursery children follow the EYFS curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage).
We attach great importance to the Foundation Stage and believe that the Early Years is a crucial time which is critical to children’s development.
Good Early Years education is essential to provide a firm basis for all future learning.
 
The Reception and Nursery classes form an Early Years unit where we provide a broad and balanced curriculum following the six areas of learning:
·       Personal and social development
·       Communication, language and literacy
·       Problem solving, reasoning and number
·       Knowledge and understanding of the world
·       Creative development
·       Physical development
 
We plan following half termly topics and link our learning to the focused area of interest.
In Reception children have daily literacy, numeracy and phonics sessions and we encourage lots of child initiated learning through our ‘talking tub’ in the afternoons. Children are taught to be independent and plan for their own interests.
We learn a lot through play and the outdoors is an essential part of our curriculum. We assess children's learning daily, basing our assessments on their individual needs.
Nursery – Mrs Harper & Mrs Bareham
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