Early Years Foundation Stage
Our youngest class is both nurturing and inspiring. Each day they enjoy a rhythm which is carefully planned by the adults and influenced by the children.
The children in this stage develop a love of the outdoors if they didn't already. Our staff are all keen outdoor enthusiasts. The children can dig, explore, build, sing, use tools and cook on the fire. We love being in tune with the seasons and encouraging wildlife to flourish.
Our children have access to violin, woodwind instruments and guitar tuition. This happens individually or in small groups. We use Berkshire Maestros to support our youngest children so that as they move through the school they are familiar with the vocal warm-ups and instruction.
Our pupil numbers are usually 15 rather than the standard 30 on entry. This allows us to build relationships very quickly with you and your child. In 2023-2024 FS will be a single year group with time spent with children in Yr1/2 through breaks, singing, outdoor learning and assemblies.
Listening to Children
‘If we believe that children possess their own theories, interpretations and questions, and that they are co-protagonists in their knowledge-building processes, then the most important verb in educational practice is no longer to talk, to explain, to transmit, but to listen.’
Carlina Rinaldi, Reggio Emilia