In Early Years, we cultivate a love of learning for life. Our curriculum is planned to provide balanced and relevant experiences for each individual child. We are passionate about outdoor learning and problem solving. It is important that our children feel safe to be risk takers as they approach their learning challenges.
We are a free flow unit and so we are able to tackle our challenges in our preferred order, at the level we feel most comfortable. Our teachers encourage us to challenge ourselves once we have built confidence in the set tasks and so our learning is never done! Each week we have new 'Rainbow Challenges,' with activities which support our physical development, phonics, writing and mathematical skills. Our progress and work is recorded in a number of ways such as writing books, Our Learning Journeys scrap book and 'Tapestry', so our grown ups can keep updated on what we have been learning.
Early Years is extremely busy and fantastic fun. Keep up to date with us by following our blog.
The Early Years team is
- R Van Gogh – Miss Paine and Mrs Gilkes
- R Hepworth – Mrs Wise and Miss Ellis
- R Kandinsky – Miss Baxter and Mrs Tortora
Our P.E day is Friday morning. May we remind you to ensure that all your child’s kit is clearly labelled.
Our library visit day is Thursday morning.
You will find our curriculum information further down the page!
- Published: Sunday, 20 June 2021 19:39
- Written by Reception Class
Ahoy There! We had a super exciting science week in Reception. The children had a special visit from Pirate Pete where he asked them to help him find the best biscuits for dunking in water for his breakfast.
The children developed their scientific enquiry skills. They made predictions about which biscuit they thought would be the best for dunking and used their observation skills to give a reason, tested 3 different types of biscuits, recorded their results using a tally on a data table and made a final conclusion. We conducted the experiment as a fair test, making sure we dunked each biscuit for 5 seconds and then held it up for 5 seconds.
Whilst in the STEM room the children also got to do lots of independent investigations and explore different scientific topics like the body, magnets and rocks. They used information books, and made observational sketches.
We also had lots of fun engaging in a wide variety of outdoor learning activities in our lovely grass area including: den building, nature scavenger hunts, forest school storytelling, planting and caring for the plants, nature walks and many more.
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