Our Early Years Foundation Stage class includes Nursery and Reception children and it is where we are passionate about providing our very youngest learners with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to fulfil their potential. Our curriculum is carefully planned in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage but also takes account of and celebrates our unique school context and the community we serve. We are very much a valued part of St George’s School and are meticulous in ensuring that our pupils leave Reception ready for the next stage in their education. We have high expectations for the achievements of our children not just as they progress through our school but as they mature and make their way into wider life as young citizens. Supported by our school vision and values, the teaching of Fundamental British Values underpins the learning and ethos in our classroom.
Our carefully designed, exciting curriculum identifies the key skills and knowledge children need to secure during their time in the Early Years but is also flexible enough to encompass children’s own interests and fascinations. Tailoring our provision in this way motivates our children and enables our highly skilled team of practitioners to ensure that each child is supported to build their skills and knowledge sequentially from their own starting points. Our provision is fully inclusive and we strive to identify children who need additional support and seek specialist help promptly where appropriate to ensure that every child achieves success. Our beautiful learning environment is well resourced and continually evolves to ensure children develop the positive foundations for learning such as curiosity, concentration, collaboration, creativity and problem solving.
Our team are passionate about promoting a growth mindset approach to learning which supports our children in becoming self-motivated, reflective learners who embrace challenge and are inspired by the adventure of learning. We place a great emphasis on children’s personal, social and emotional development in order to quickly develop children into independent, resilient and ambitious learners. We feel it is important that children are encouraged to think and talk about what they are learning and how they are developing, using the language of learning even at this young age. This age appropriate metacognition enables the children to begin to see themselves as capable learners and builds on their love of learning!
Please access the links below for further information