We believe that children are active learners who learn through their senses, through investigation, experimentation, listening, watching, social interaction, questioning and exploring. Your child is a special and unique individual and will be encouraged to develop their confidence, skills and talents in these early years of education.
The children have the opportunity to play, learn, experiment and explore both inside and outside of the Nursery. We are learning to write and count all of the time in many different and fun ways. We also have an area for writing and reading, numbers, puzzles and games, painting, role play, building, sand and water, the list goes on. Pop in and have a look for yourself.
The teaching in our Reception class is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This stage is the period of education up to the age of 5 years.
Our goal is to enhance and embellish this curriculum, whilst maintaining a strong emphasis on acquiring the basic tools vital to early schooling. Every day is an adventure and a time of discovery. However, we carefully structure the work to help children develop their skills and relationships to enable them to reach their Early Learning Goals milestones by the end of the Reception year.
We recognise that not all children develop at the same speed, or in the same way, so we differentiate accordingly allowing our more able children to achieve very high standards. By observing all children at work and play we are able to continuously assess progress and attainment. We maintain a profile of each child's development during the Reception year which is shared with parents/carers and staff at the end of the Reception year before each child progresses into Year 1.