In EYFS, we have worked hard to create a welcoming, stimulating, exciting learning environment, both indoors and out, where children feel safe, happy and ready to learn. The adults in the setting observe, engage and model through interactions with the children, moving them on in their learning at every opportunity.
Our curriculum and learning activities are developed by following the children’s interests. We strive to provide the children with learning experiences which inspire their curiosity, challenge their thinking, and fill them with awe and wonder. We are a two-form entry school and the children in both classes free flow across the year group throughout the day; enabling the children to make lots of friends and develop positive relationships with all of the staff who work in the setting.
Our transition arrangements are thorough, and include:
- Welcoming children into school for stay and play sessions
- Carrying out home visits
- Inviting new parents in for a meeting
- All in the final term of the year before they are due to start school in September.
Young children learn best through play, so we set up engaging play-based activities for the children to explore during discovery time. We also move the children’s learning on through carpet sessions and group work. If your child struggles with their learning at any point, we will speak with you and discuss ways we can support them further, both in school and at home, to enable them to achieve the best possible outcomes. We use Tapestry, an online learning journal, to keep parents and carers updated on their child’s progress. This enables us to share learning moments with you via email or an app on your smart phone. You can also share experiences from home with us.
We believe that, through good quality interactions, challenging and engaging activities, a well-planned, interest led curriculum, and encouragement and teamwork, children at Miers Court leave EYFS as confident, independent learners ready for the next stage of their education.