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St. Paul's Church of England Primary School

St. Paul's Church of England Primary School

Birch Class - Reception

The Early Years and Foundation Stage is led by Miss Searles and is supported by a fantastic team of teaching assistants who support children in their learning and development during their first year at school.

At St. Paul’s Church of England Primary School, the children are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that children learn best through active engagement with the world around them. Therefore, staff endeavor to create a rich curriculum based on the children’s interests that will provide opportunities for the children engage in first hand meaningful experiences.

In Birch class, we learn through a balance of child initiated continuous provision and teacher directed activities. We believe it is important for children to have the chance to learn through their own initiated play and our skilled EYFS team support children in developing and enhancing their play to move their learning forward. We also appreciate that some areas of the curriculum requires support through teacher led activities; these include our daily Read Write Inc phonics sessions as well as maths and literacy activities.

We are extremely lucky at St. Paul’s to have a spacious indoor and outdoor classroom where children are able to move freely during all weathers. When outdoors children use their all in on overalls to explore and investigate our natural digging area, water play, herb garden and mud kitchen. Both our indoor and outdoor classroom provides children with opportunities for reading, mark making, mathematical exploration, developing creativity and imagination. All areas aim to support children in developing characteristics of effective learning to enable them to be independent, motivated and engaged.

Useful links:

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+4-5&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=