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How we teach in EYFS

We strive to develop positive and meaningful relationships between our children, parents and carers. Open and honest communication with parents and carers is key to building trust and respect. Positive relationships will boost the academic achievement, social capability, and emotional well-being of our children. All children are assigned a key person who will ensure that every child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs.

We create a highly stimulating environment with child-accessible resources to provide rich, challenging learning opportunities through play and imaginative teaching, both indoors and outdoors. We constantly reflect on our practise and adapt it to promote excitement, independence, and challenge. As well as our classroom learning environment, we aim to expose children to real-life experiences which help enrich our curriculum. We enjoy exploring and caring for our local area, meeting people, and visiting places of interest.

We provide a balance of adult led, child supported and child-initiated experiences to develop knowledge, skills and the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning.  We value the importance of how children learn, as well as what they learn. We provide opportunities to embed positive learning habits for children to develop the ability to approach activities with curiosity, energy and enthusiasm. They are encouraged to develop the skill of applying what they have learned to new situations.

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum and is integrated through all areas of learning. High quality books and story-telling experiences encourage a love of books and inspire children to want to learn to read. Planning is flexible to meet the needs and interests of our children. In Reception, consistency is key, and our timetable is carefully structured to ensure there is rigorous directed teaching of phonics, reading, writing and maths every day. Circle time sessions throughout the week focus on PSED, communication and language and any other area. We use questioning to encourage our children to query the world around them and through their own exploration they develop their independence, communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

Our Foundation Stage practitioners are passionate and have a wealth of experience, knowledge, skills and interests. Staff work alongside professionals such as speech & language specialists, health visitors, dental team and children and families services.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.