In Early Years we recognise children as competent and capable learners born with inquisitive minds. Listening to the children's curiosities and interests is a key method through which we are able to interact, scaffold and construct learning alongside the children. Creating a learning environment in which children flourish into confident inquisitive explorers and reflective learners. Throughout the year, the children's learning in our EYFS unit will reflect this 'community of learners' approach where children's interests are the basis for future learning and explorations. This, alongside discrete teaching sessions of key skills in Phonics and Maths, will support the children in becoming independent and motivated learners.
In our EYFS unit we have 5 family groups which are led by a key worker. A key worker is a member of staff who has responsibility for a group of children and helps those children feel safe and cared for. This role is extremely important within an EYFS setting and involves the key worker responding sensitively to children's feelings and behaviours as well as meeting emotional needs by supporting the child's well-being. The key worker is a familiar figure who is accessible and available as a point of contact for parents and builds relationships with the child and parents or carers. Whilst Mrs James and Miss Ford will have overall responsibility for children's learning and development, your child's key worker will play an essential role in this too.
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Foundation Stage Remote Learning
Contact Foundation Stage via the email for the Zoom link email@example.com
About Study Ladder
Study Ladder is a web based educational program designed by teachers. The program is curriculum based and covers Mathematics, Literacy as well as other subjects. Your child has been given a username and password which can be used to access Study Ladder.
Using Study Ladder
Homework and schoolwork will be set on Study Ladder and children will be expected to complete this work as part of the home school agreement. Regular access will help them reinforce what they have been taught in school and continue learning should they have to self-isolate during the Covid pandemic.
Staff will monitor progress, feedback through the comments function and set further tasks, based on individuals progress at school and on Study Ladder
Using Study Ladder from home
Simply go to www.studyladder.co.uk and login using your child’s school username and password. The free version allows children to access all tasks from 8.30am – 3.30pm, and 3 activities outside of these times. If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school using the year group email. Thank you for your continued support.
Before the Summer holidays, as part of our transition programme to school, every children starting in the Foundation Unit received their own amazing, unique bear and a special story book.
Over the summer children named their bears and took them on adventures. They shared their adventures with the staff on Tapestry.