What happens in Early Years
Our Early Years classrooms are set up to allow children to choose what they want to learn and access resources independently or supported by an adult. There are different areas within the classroom which has specific intended learning experiences. These are called continuous provision areas. In both classes we have reading, maths, mark making, role play, sand, water, small world, malleable, construction and creative. This encourages independence and allows children to approach challenge at their own level. Resources in these areas are carefully planned to challenge children at all levels.
The children will also work in guided small group sessions with the adults in the classroom each week. This provides children with a balance of both guided and independent learning opportunities.
Early Years Curriculum
The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Within the curriculum there are seven key areas of learning.
The curriculum also contains three characteristics of effective learning.