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Welcome to Early Years!

In our Early Years, children progress and grow at a rapid rate. Our children are bursting with awe and wonder, fun and joy. At St Michael’s, we have an EYFS Unit which consists of Nursery and Reception.

At St Michael’s, it is our intention that our EYFS curriculum is taught in a practical, and playful way which meets all the needs and interests of our children. We teach the pupils in EYFS individually, in small groups, and as a whole class. Through a combination of teacher input and continuous provision opportunities, learning is planned to encourage children to develop their learning independently through exploration and challenge.

Our learning environments, both inside and outside, are stimulating and exciting, and relevant to the needs and age/stage of our children. Our Secret Garden and Forest School provides our pupils with new and exciting experiences that challenge and enhance our children’s development.

In Nursery and Reception, we follow the Early Years Statutory Framework which was published in March 2014.  The Framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in Early Years and provides specific areas for learning which we cover as part of our curriculum.

These areas are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language Development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Art and Design

For further information on our Nursery and Reception please see the information booklet attached below, which will give you further details about our ethos, environment and how we involve you as parents and carers.

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