Early Years Foundation Stage

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Oak, Maple and Willow Class

In our Foundation Stage classroom, Nursery and reception aged children learn alongside one another developing their curiosity and inquisitiveness across the different areas of learning.  There is an emphasis on language development, through both the spoken word, phonic awareness, writing skills and the development of a love of books and reading as well as the development of key number skills.  Children take part in experiential learning, generating their own areas for enquiry developed through topics of interest, seasonal changes, faith celebrations and key topics.

The Foundation Stage is a ‘free flow’ learning environment encouraging movement within and between areas of the classroom and the outside space, where children are given opportunities to develop and extend their lines of enquiry through structured and unstructured activities where children learn both independently and collaboratively, their experiences and conversations are observed carefully by the Early Years team to ensure key learning is identified and next steps planned to ensure deep learning takes place. 

Oak – Miss Helen Champion, Mrs Tracey Dallow and Mrs Sue Jarvis

Maple – Mrs Mandie Bentley

Willow – Miss Lisa O’Connor