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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. 

The children in this stage develop a love of the outdoors if they didn't already. Mrs Bourne, Mrs Webb and Mrs Dellowe are all keen outdoor enthusiasts. Mrs Bourne loves cooking, Mrs Dellowe loves drama and Mrs Webb loves birds, growing plants from seed and all creatures great and small. 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. This year 2021-2022 FS are being taught with Year 1 as our Year 2s are a larger group (larger than 15).

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