“Play is the highest form of research” Albert Einstein
The large reception classroom and outdoor area, shared by Hedgehogs and Owls classes, is a creative, homely and calm environment. It allows children to learn through play, follow their own interests and become independent, as well as feeling safe and secure. The children in reception are supported to be inquisitive, enthusiastic, persevering learners. They are encouraged to always try their best and challenge themselves. Staff and children praise each other for their efforts, not just for what they have achieved. Every day the children try different challenges, practising the week’s skills for learning, which are explained and displayed for all to see. These key skills are based on the twelve areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Staff know each child’s individual targets and help them achieve these within their play and explorations. This individualised, child led learning results in happy and well-motivated children who make great progress.
AS well as learning through play, we teach through three whole class sessions a day, which will be maths, phonics, writing, RE or Understanding the World. We also spend a lot of time reading with the children and taking part in music and PE lessons.
Follow these links to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage.
If your child is isolating at home and requires a home learning plan, we will post them on Tapestry for you to access. Please post anything that your child has done at home, so that we can help plan for your child’s return to school. Please feel free to email us if you need any help or advice or have any issue with Tapestry.