Welcome to our Ladybirds page!
We are a class made up of Nursery, Reception and year 1 children. Our teacher is Miss Tegan Small and we have four other staff members who work across the week; Miss Lucy Edwards, Miss Zoe Sefton, Mrs Gail Prout and Mrs Cath Singleton. The Nursery management is overseen by Mrs Becky Johns.
We are fortunate to have a wonderful, spacious learning environment, consisting of a large classroom and two fantastic, adjoining outdoor areas. This free-flowing space, combined with our child-led learning ethos, enables us to carry out our learning and development through a playful, skills-based approach. We plan for skills development, and draw upon children’s own interests to increase the children's motivation- learning creatively and curiously through discovery.
In our classroom, we prioritise the development of a love of learning through discovery, and the celebration of individual strengths and needs through continual adaptation of our learning provision, teaching approaches and enabling environments. In Class 1, we foster a skills-based approach throughout, in order to focus on the development of 5 crucial skills: independence, collaboration, bravery (risk-taking), self-reflection and curiosity. Exercised using a combination of child-initiated and adult-led approaches, we aspire to build firm foundations with which children will thrive, viewing all learning as valuable and achievable, and all ‘mistakes’ as learning opportunities.
We offer friendly and high-quality early years education and play experiences for children aged 2 to 5 years. We are open 3 days per week, term-time only.
Our curriculum is the cultural capital, we know our pupils need so that they can gain the knowledge, skills and understanding they require for success. They can only do that if we embed the right habits for learning through the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning – Play and Exploration, Active Learning and Creative and Critical Thinking. Our EYFS Curriculum has been designed to reflect the nature of our school environment, the seasons of the year and the nature around our school. It aims to teach the children how their environment compares to different places, cultures and nature in other parts of the world.
Our enabling environment and warm, skillful adult interactions support the children as they begin to link learning to their play and exploration. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, we plan activities and enhancements both indoors and outdoors which aim to encourage children’s independence and imagination across the 7 areas of Learning and Development. We strive to provide a broad, diverse and stimulating curriculum which centres around each individual child’s needs and interests.
If you would like to know more about the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework or guidance or to view our nursery curriculum, please see the links below.
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