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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. Miss Hooker is a very experienced early years teacher (3-7yrs) and leader who is consistent and gentle in her approach to learning through play. Our children have the best outdoor experiences due to the training and the resources we have onsite.

Miss Hooker has developed her use of the outdoors over time with the aid of Mrs Webb and Mrs Dellowe. The children 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.

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