Early Years 'Willow Class'
We are passionate about the early years. It is a vital time for every human, where children form attachments and learn behaviours very rapidly. Early Years education is the foundation upon which young children build the rest of their schooling. We want to make our learning as hands on and close to real life experiences as possible. Young children need to be outside, playing and exploring. Our children are able to have continuous access to the outside in all weathers.
We include the EYFS in whole school topics and visits.
We ensure teaching, assessment and challenge are consistent across the EYFS, that is nursery and reception children and ensure all areas of development are given equal weighting.
We ensure teaching and learning are taught through the characteristics of effective learning, taking into account the unique child, positive relationships and enabling environments.
Reading is prioritised to allow pupils to access the full curriculum offer.
The Early Years Policy is currently being updated. Please contact the office if you require information.
This is a link to the guidance we follow when teaching your children. The document is called 'Development Matters'.
In addition to following the Development Matters document we have designed our own curriculum to ensure learning throughout the school is cumulative and makes sense to the children in order to enable them to build on knowledge and make connections. Please see our curriculum overview below.