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Our EYFS department create stimulating environments for children indoors and outside. Children are taught in a range of ways, using whole class sessions, directed adult led sessions and are also encouraged to consolidate their learning in their independent learning through carefully planned continuous provision. Children are encouraged to follow their own lines of enquiry in their child led learning, both indoors and out.


Quality First Teaching is found across all areas of the curriculum. Adults engage in problem solving with children where they are, as they are interested in an area of learning or the classroom. Adults also deliberately set up stimulating problems for children to engage with.


All adults look for opportunities to extend vocabulary and develop language skills. They rephrase everyday language as mathematical language, eg refining ‘big’ to ‘tall’, and introduce concepts such as ‘one more’ during the play.


All adults use consistent visuals in the classroom and on lanyards to support all children. Some children may also have individual timelines and now/next boards.


We have developed a curriculum that is flexible to respond to children’s interests, and has key learning intentions embedded within it. We use the Narrative Immersion Approach to shape our learning. Each half term we use a book that forms the basis for all our learning, in particular making links to Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Understanding of the World.


In phonics, we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to ensure rapid progress with early reading. High quality phonics begins in Nursery and continues from the first weeks in Reception. Children quickly learn to blend and following regular assessments are supported to Keep Up with their peers.

In Number we have adopted the mastery approach and broadly follow the White Rose scheme of work. Maths is taught daily. White Rose Maths will be used in both Nursery and Reception to give ideas and structure to whole class, small group work and provision inside and out.


We pride ourselves on strong relationships with parents and use Tapestry to support children’s learning at home.


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