Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)
Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage is carefully planned to include a balance of child-led activities (where children are able to select their own learning, explore and practise skills and enjoy activities in an independent way) and adult directed activities (where specific skills are taught to the children in small and large group sessions). All the children take part in a daily phonics session. Learning takes place both indoors and outdoors and there are many opportunities for children to develop their independence. By choosing resources from areas of learning and by taking part in play-based activities, our children are encouraged to play and develop social skills with each other, which build strong foundations for their future learning in school.