Both Nursery and Reception make up the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School. Our curriculum ensures on the holistic development of the child, and is structured around the seven areas of learning and development.
Running through and under pinning the seven areas of learning are the Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL). The Characteristics of Effective Learning represent processes, rather than outcomes, and describe factors which play a central role in a pupil’s learning and in becoming an effective learning.
As the first year of school our main priority is to settle the children and create a warm and happy environment. Learning in the Early Years is fostered through play and a topic based approach. Children in Reception learn through a range of activities, which include whole class taught sessions, focused group activities, child initiated learning both indoor and outdoor. Much of the learning is practical and based on real life experiences; including school trips such as The Natural History Museum, The Polka Theatre and Legoland.
Please read our class newsletters published every half-term: