Early Years

The Early Years Foundation Stage begins when children reach the age of 3. In our school the Foundation Stage begins when children start our Nursery and finishes when they leave Reception to move into Year 1. The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (Birth to 5). The teachers plan opportunities for a combination of child initiated activities – ‘planning in the moment’ and some adult lead focus activities, both inside and outside. As the year progresses, there are more direct teaching sessions followed by independent follow up activities as well as structured phonics and mastering number maths sessions.