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Our sessions

OUR PRE-SCHOOL SESSIONS

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets out learning and development requirements which Early Years providers must deliver in a way that reflects the needs of individual children in their care.  The EYFS principles which guide the work of all Early Years Practitioners are divided into four themes:

A unique child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments

Learning and Development

During the sessions, children are supported by practitioners in all aspects of play and learning. We use an online learning journal, known as Tapestry, to record your child's learning and development at pre-school.  As the most important and influential teacher of your child, we encourage parents/carers to contribute to Tapestry.  A collaborative approach between home and school enhances the learning and development of every child through shared information and working together.

Our practitioners follow the "In the Moment Planning" philosophy to provide a rich stimulating learning and environment within which every child can follow their own interests and learn through play.

Using our online learning journal, Tapestry, our practitioners make regular observations, including photographs of children at play, to track their individual progress in line with the EYFS "Areas of Learning".

Examples of links between learning and development and EYFS "areas of learning" are given below.

Personal Social and Emotional Development – e.g. making relationships/independence skills (playing with or alongside others, relating to key person, washing hands, selecting activities)

Communication and Language - e.g. speaking and listening (role play, listening to stories)

Physical Development – e.g. fine and gross motor skills (play dough, painting, puzzles, running, jumping, pushing buggies, riding trikes)

Literacy - e.g. mark making, linking sounds and letters, interest in books

Mathematics – e.g.  building, counting, sorting, puzzles

Understanding the world - e.g. push button toys, interest in living things

Expressive arts and design – e.g. singing and dancing/art and craft (joining in with singing and actions, painting, sticking)