”Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage, where children begin the exciting journey that is school.Mrs HarrisonPhase Leader
Many children in our EYFS start in Nursery and move through to Reception, where we are also joined by new friends from other nurseries and childcare settings. We know that our children love to learn about the things that they enjoy and are passionate about, so we use their interests and ideas to plan and lead our topics. Staff model and scaffold new learning through imaginative, play-based activities both indoors and outdoors. We love learning outside and can regularly be found in our wellington boots exploring and discovering new things in our woodland area. Our aim is to provide children with experiences and opportunities that feed their curiosity and wonder; giving them the drive to learn and know more, which is essential for their future school years and beyond.
Storytime is one of our favourite times of the day. As well as providing an opportunity for staff to lead an adventure through the pages of a book, the children are actively engaged with vital literacy skills which support them as they learn to read and write. Children should be sharing stories and books every day at home; using the illustrations or their knowledge of a much-loved book, to help to tell the story. As they begin to read themselves, they should be encouraged to show off their amazing new skills daily to their family and friends.
Our EYFS Classes and Teachers
Across Nursery and Reception, we use Tapestry as a way of creating electronic profiles for our children. Parents are able to view profiles by accessing Tapestry on the website, or by using the Tapestry app. Tapestry also enables you to easily upload photographs, videos and notes of your child’s learning at home. We also use Tapestry as a means of communicating with parents and often post notifications of newsletters and important dates.